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Second Grade Painting Course

Simple, easy to follow painting lessons!

Course Overview

This course is for parents and teachers in any educational setting who want to bring Painting to second graders. The course is composed of 36 painting lessons that take you from start to finish for each of the 36 paintings. In addition, there are primer lessons to help you understand the materials and techniques used in first grade painting. There are also lessons for how to look back at and review the paintings you have completed with your student(s) so that they will feel good about their creative process and so that they continue to develop positive self-esteem.  

What you will learn:

  • How to work with the materials: wet paper, watercolors, brush, painting rag/sponge

  • How to guide paintings through a "color story" process, by either using the 36 lessons provided in this course, or by taking those lessons as examples and creating your own

  • How support the creative process so that children feel joyful and at ease rather than stressed and/or disappointed

  • How to review artwork in ways that support openness and imagination rather than judgment and critique, thus fostering a child's sense of self and accomplishment in a positive way.

  • To understand that the way we teach any subject, even watercolor painting, can support the second grader in ways far beyond the activity of painting, because you will begin to see this process on a deeper level

What you will receive:

  • A thorough materials list (provided below)

  • A video preview of the materials listed

  • A course introduction and overview

  • Primer lessons to understand and practice the wet-on-wet watercolor techniques

  • An explanation of how we use simple color-stories to engage the first grade student in creative and playful ways

  • 36 painting lessons that guide you from start to finish for 36 paintings

  • Lessons for how to look back at and review paintings with your second grader

  • Additional videos that delve into fundamental pedagogical topics

  • Additional articles that explore various pedagogical considerations

What you will need:

  • Materials:

    • Pigments

    • Painting Board

    • Watercolor Paper

    • Paint Brush

    • Painting Rag

    • Water Container

    • (optional) A container for soaking the paper.  (I have sometimes used the bath tub instead.)

  • A well-lit area for painting

Who is this course for:

​This course is for homeschool parent-educators as well as teachers in a more traditional setting--or anyone anywhere in between.

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Course Content

Start Here

Second Grade Painting: Introduction and Overview

Materials Needed for Painting

Primer Lessons for Watercolor Painting

How to Review Paintings with Students

Lesson Block One

Lesson 1: Hare and Tortoise

Lesson 2: Lion Face

Lesson 3: North Wind and Sun

Lesson 4: Rooster

Lesson Block Two

Lesson 5: Bat

Lesson 6: Donkey

Lesson 7: Night Sky

Lesson 8: Running Lion

Lesson Block Three

Lesson 9: Fox and Grapes

Lesson 10: Horse

Lesson 11: Goose

Lesson 12: Crow

Lesson Block Four

Lesson 13: Corn

Lesson 14: Sheep and Shepherd

Lesson 15: Fox Unafraid

Lesson 16: Snowperson

Lesson Block Five

Lesson 17: Peacock

Lesson 18: Dragon

Lesson 19: Francis and the Birds

Lesson 20: Rose

Lesson Block Six

Lesson 21: Fig Tree

Lesson 22: Donkey and Lion

Lesson 23: Wolf

Lesson 24: Night Owl

Lesson Block Seven

Lesson 25: Cascades

Lesson 26: Handful of Roses

Lesson 27: Fire

Lesson 28: Swaddled Baby

Lesson Block Eight

Lesson 29: Flowers

Lesson 30: Chick

Lesson 31: Mountain Range and Cloud

Lesson 32: Bird in Trees

Lesson Block Nine

Lesson 33: Castle

Lesson 34: Wading the Flood

Lesson Block Ten

Lesson 35: Bird in Nest

Lesson 36: Caterpillar

Additional Resources

Pedagogical Videos

Pedagogical Articles

Appreciation Message

Waldorf Second Grade Painting Course Overview

Waldorf Painting Course

Second Grade

This course is composed of 36 2nd grade painting lessons that take you from start to finish for each of the 36 paintings. You are on your way to simple, easy to use lessons. Once you purchase the course you will have access to all of the videos and can begin your Waldorf journey now!


WAldorf 2nd grade painting lessons and course
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Meet Our Course Creator

Rev Bowen, also co-founder of Simply Waldorf, is a seasoned Waldorf grades teacher. 

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