Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Children ages 8 - 13 Experiencing Watercolor

What great fun we had! We spattered, we used a sponge, we had graded washes, we lifted color, we dropped wet into wet, and much more. Students then drew and cut out shapes that they wanted to combine and make a collage.

There was no pressure to paint a tree or lizard "just right" because they were just playing with color and the different ways to get it down on paper. Later, the kids drew flowers, frogs, and plants etc. on sketch paper and erased when needed. When they were happy with their drawings they cut them out and used them as patterns. The kids had fun and experienced success!




.Lizard painting by Tori (also the enlarged lizard portion to show details)

.Frog painting by Elizabeth

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