This is my final learning post! In EDTC 300, we had to learn something independently using the online sources. This experience was engaging because we could all pick something different and of interest to us individually. When starting this learning project I didn't think I was going to improve my watercolour painting skills so much. I am impressed with how far I have come in the last 2 months. I used sources such as YouTube and Pinterest to learn how to paint with watercolors. These sources were both very helpful as images and videos were a good way to learn painting. Reading a book on how to paint would not be easy because it would be hard to visualize.
My Learning Journey...
Week 1: Relearning and Improving
In the first week I shared my previous watercolor paintings I had attempted in the past. These painting needed some work. I didn't know much other than the materials I needed when I tried for the first time. I had a lot to learn!
Week 2: Testing out Techniques
This week I learned about many watercolor painting techniques. There are so many ways to use watercolors. There are no wrong ways to paint. I used some of these techniques in my following learning experiences.
Week 3: My Seesaw Learning Portfolio!
During this week I learned about the platform SeeSaw as a way to showcase my paintings for the week. I painted some basic starter paintings this week just to get the hang of the consistency of water and paint.
Week 4: Many Flowers, All Different
This week I painted all types of flowers. These were many different kinds of flowers. These flowers were all so different to paint and all look different. Flowers are a very basic thing that can be painted and the complexity can advance in the future.
Week 5: Painting Summer Vibes!
During this week I was inspired by fruit painted on a box. These paintings were so summery and fun to paint. I thought these fruit paintings would be so great to make into cards.
Week 6: Painting a Little Bit of Everything!
The last week of the learning project I painted all sorts of things! I have really improved my skills since the very first week. I am so proud of myself! I hope to continue painting and improving my skills.
From this to this! I can't believe the difference! I committed to this learning project. I am defiantly not at this stage of watercolor paining yet. I can see the effort I put into improving my painting skills! I am so happy with where I am now and there is only room for more improvements!
For anyone who is wanting to try and learn how to watercolor paint, start with YouTube. There are some fantastic vidoes on there that are so helpful when it comes to learning. I am going to continue to paint using YouTube and Pinterest because they both had great inspiration and tips. I cant wait to see where my skills go from here!
I am so glad I chose watercolor painting as my learning project because it made me sit down and actually put time into practicing. I have wanted to get more into painting for years, but haven't found the time to work on it. This learning project is now over, but I am going to make a promise to myself and continuing to make time for watercolor painting. I found it so relaxing and enjoyable that it would be good for my health to continue! My grandma who is a painter is so happy and excited that I enjoyed watercolor painting! I was sending her pictures every week! She is amazed by my progress I made from the online sources. I am sure she will want to paint with me very soon!