When I returned they told me ...
"we are doing a landscape"
"we are changing values"
"we are going from light to dark"
"we are painting"
Pretty close. I was very impressed with how much the figured out by looking at the example and discussing it while I was gone. (we are practicing watercolor painting and working on how changes in value can impact the illusion of space)
The second lesson that I learned was that I spend way too much time walking around handing out water for watercolor painting... while students sit and wait. So I went to the closet and got out the "water bottle."
I have always had the students dump their dirty water into "dirty water bowls" to prevent dirty floors but I had never thought about putting the water out for them also (maybe some of you are laughing at me for not). Now I just want to find some old flat lunch trays (think of what you use during church potlucks to carry your food to your table) so I can put the whole setup in one easy to move storage unit.
Wonder what I will learn tomorrow...