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Wonders with Watercolor

Upper School students in Daniel Vance’s general art and painting classes recently completed beautiful works of art using watercolor. Vance said in-person and remote students, who participated from home using Swivl technology, used painting kits given to them at the start of the school year to work on their pieces. The images range from the window view of a sweeping leafy branch, to a montage of different textures, to richly colored winterscapes. “I wanted to introduce watercolor painting techniques to show students how to use washes to closely build up color and focus,” said Vance. “The idea is that students will develop the skills to work more opaquely to build up areas of concentration.” Vance said students in his painting class also used watercolor for collage work with a particular color scheme.