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Watercolor Painting Collage Activity – Archive Post

I found this awesome activity from 2010 sitting in my archives, just begging to see the light of day again. So here it comes to your email box this morning as a reminder to pull out your watercolors and have a little fun creating a beautiful painting for your wall.

Here’s a link to the original activity and instructions: Watercolor Painting Collage.

Prang Semi Moist Watercolor set of 16 classic colors

If you really get into water coloring this week, you may wish to take a look at this one too:

Paul Klee Fish – Watercolor and Crayon activity

In addition, I wanted to share a free watercolor lesson plan set. I created it to go along with my Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 plans that you can use as a stand-alone watercolor course.

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 @harmonyfineartsHarmony Fine Arts Grade 7 Watercolor Supplement







Once a Month Art Supply- Prang Semi-Moist Watercolors

 Prang Semi Moist Watercolors review @harmonyfinearts

In November, I am featuring the Prang Semi-Moist Watercolors as my art supply of the month. These are paints that our family has used for many years and are our preferred watercolors for all kinds of artwork.

Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set, 16 Classic Colors with No. 9 Brush
– both the set of 8 and the set of 16 are perfect as a starter set.

Prang Semi Moist Watercolor set of 16 classic colors

I purchased a brand new set of 16 to inspire some watercoloring during the winter months to come.

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  • Portability! These make taking art projects outside or on a nature walk super easy. Just open add a brush and a little container of water and you are all set.

Prangs Semi Moist Watercolors art projects and review @harmonyfinearts

  • The vivid color you can achieve using these paints makes them a great choice for your art projects.
  • The colors blend and layer well and for mixing you can do that right in the lid of the paint set.

Prange Semi Moist Watercolors art journal projects @harmonyfinearts

  • The price of these paint sets makes them a frugal choice even for children who use lots of paints.
  • Colors in the set of 8: black, brown, blue, purple, red, yellow, orange, green.

Watercolor Sailboat @harmonyfinearts

Watercolor Video Tutorials!

I have purchased many of these sets of watercolors with my own money and I highly recommend them to you and your family.

Watercolor tutorials

If you would like some watercolor tutorials to use with your family, I recommend the series my daughter created a few years ago for her blog.

#1 Flat and Graded Washes#2 Stripes of White
#3 Thick and Thin Lines
#4 Wet-on-Wet
#5 Loaded Brush Smooshes
#6 Rubbing Alcohol Texture
#7 Table Salt Texture
#8 Watercolor Splatters

Summer Art Plans – Watercolor and Pastel Castles

Nice Candy Castle Ivan Bilibin public domain

Nice Candy Castle, Ivan Bilibin
Drawing castles is a lot of fun and you can incorporate so many great drawing tips as you create your own unique castle. Click the link above to view the castle painting in a larger format. Have your child tell you what they see in the painting and then have them tell you the shapes they see in the castle.

Summer Art 2013 Assignment #1: Watercolor Castles

Due Monday, June 24, 2013.

Click to view the instructions and examples:

Deep Space Sparkle: Watercolor Castles


Art Supplies:

  • Oil Pastels
  • Drawing Paper
  • Watercolors and brush

Need some help getting started? Here are a couple of drawing links with videos. Three dimensional drawing Cube Level 1 – Mark Kistler and Stacking Cylinders – Mark Kistler. These are both videos that you can let your children use to practice.


All artists are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your artwork  in jpg format to: [email protected] by Monday, June 24, 2013 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow.

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