to your students that they are to first draw a sketch of their ideas.
Suggest that landforms, plants, or animals are good subjects.
Model sketching a simple plant shape or animal for your students.
Then, using the sketch to guide your painting, show them how to
dip the end of a dowel or pencil eraser into a very small amount
of paint and use it to apply dots throughout the painting. Create
interesting patterns to fill the spaces of your design. Explain
that you are creating contrast in the work by placing both light
and dark colors throughout your work. As you work, point out how
the design begins to flow with movement.
Distribute the materials and allow time for your students to complete