Critique the background and discuss how to create it by painting with watercolor washes and fading colors together.

Sailboat Paintings

Talk to students about different geometric shapes. Have them look at pictures of sailboats to identify the shapes and practice drawing them.

Making an Impression

Explain the terms impressionism and pointillism. Show students how patches of colors close together are blended by the eye (like yellow next to blue green)


Students will create a piece of iconic American artwork like the famed Edward Hopper.