- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Watercolour Paints
- Crayola Paint Brushes
- Crayola Glue Sticks
- Crayola Fine Line Markers - Black
- Drawing Paper - 30.5 cm x 45.8 cm (12" x 18")
- Photograph of Self or Image to Represent Self
- Water Containers - 1 per student
- Table Salt
- Paper Towels
- Begin with a circle and divide it into 4 equal sections.
- Label each of the quadrants.
- In the east is spiritual energy (our spirit);
- in the south is emotional energy (our hearts, our feelings);
- in the west is physical energy (our bodies, our actions);
- in the north is mental energy (our thoughts, our thinking). Focus on the spiritual aspect of human beings.
- Reflect on your dreams,
- when you close your eyes and imagine your vision for yourself, what do you see?
- Draw a dream that you have for yourself, a goal, in the eastern quandrant of the medicine wheel.
- Brainstorm words and images connected to the spiritual aspect of your life.
- Use a variety of shapes to express the spiritual area of your life.
- Reflect on what you enjoy creating.
- Express how you imagine your dreams, your goals.
- What vision do you have for your future?
- Where do you enjoy spending your time?
- Where is your favourite place to go to when you are outdoors?
- What makes your spirit feel alive and happy?
- Use a small piece of watercolour paper to experiment with different colours and techniques.
- Begin by painting the paper with a small amount of clear water.
- Dip your brush into water and choose a colour for the foreground.
- Paint the foreground colour then choose a new colour for the middleground.
- Allow the colours to move naturally, bleeding into each other.
- Repeat for the background.
- Add salt to a few areas of your painting and watch how it changes the colours.
- You can use paper towels to lighten some areas.
- Try dipping a dry brush into a colour and using it to paint with.
- How does the dry brush differ from a wet brush?
- Use a large piece of watercolour paper to paint your background.
- Reflect on the colours in your life that are beautiful, peaceful, colours that inspire your imagination.
- When you close your eyes and imagine your dreams, your goals, a vision of possibilities for your life, what do you see?
- Paint with colours you love, and create a foreground, middle ground, and background for your dreams.
- Allow the colours to bleed naturally into each other.
- Add salt to the sky, and lighten areas with a paper towel.
- Reflect on a time when you are creating, or connecting with the natural world.
- What are your dreams, your goals?
- Find a photograph of yourself or one from a magazine that represents you, and your vision for yourself, creating, being outdoors, or spending time doing what you love in life.
- When does your spirit feel alive?
- Cut out the image.
- Use a variety of coloured pencils to brightly colour the cut out photo.
- Use glue stick to glue the image onto your watercolour painting.
- Place the image representing yourself in the foreground of the painting.
- Use a black, fine line marker to draw small shapes and lines.
- Repeat the images to create patterns and a variety of textures.
- Add repeating contour lines to the human form.
- Integrate the image representing yourself into the watercolour using the patterns and textures.
- Listen to instrumental music while you draw, take your time.
- Mat your finished painting on a piece of contrasting paper.
- Write a sentence expressing how your image connects to your spirit.