Watercolor Landscape Lesson: Upper Middle or High School Art Painting Project



This is an in-depth look at creating a watercolor landscape painting including a lesson and activities on practicing watercolor painting techniques. Perfect for an Intro to Painting class in middle school art or high school art classes. Through this watercolor landscape lesson, students learn various watercolor techniques and how to apply them to painting a watercolor landscape.

Not only will students learn important watercolor techniques, but they will also be encouraged to do it in a personal way by selecting an image of a landscape they have a personal connection to.

Introduction PowerPoint with:

  • Artist exemplar
  • Project info
  • Basic watercolor techniques
  • Landscape painting techniques

Lesson plan with:

  • Project info
  • Grading info
  • Supplies
  • Resources
  • Implementation
  • National standards


  • Sketchbook assignment
  • Sketchbook guide
  • Project checklist
  • Critique sheet
  • Rubric


  • Watercolor techniques poster
  • Landscape painting techniques poster

I include PowerPoint, Word docx, and PDFs of all my resources in one convenient zip file. 

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