Watercolor Woodblock Sculpture

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  • Wood (this means larger base pieces and stackable smaller pieces)
  • Watercolor Paint (with or without glitter)
  • Paint Brushes
  • White Glue

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First things first, this is what our wood selection looked like. First pictured are the bases, and the second image being the stackable pieces. Each student selected their own materials.
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We painted the base first so it would dry a little as we painted the smaller pieces.
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Some students painted each piece a distinct color while other really took advantage of the watercolor paint and blended a variety of colors.
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As mentioned before, we were very liberal with the glue so that the pieces really stuck together. Excess glue is not an issue as it dries clear.

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The master classes were much more methodical about the placement of the pieces, and we saw the construction of familiar structures, like the castles pictured above.
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