Thursday, 18 October 2012


I used this site as a guide, I liked their instructions so included those too http://childhood101.com/2010/09/kids-art-learning-to-use-watercolours/

"Teaching technique is about helping children control an art medium so they can get the most out of them, so that they get a good result and do not feel limited by their inability to manipulate it. For example, watercolours can easily become muddy if the brush is not washed in between colours and colours can become very pale and transparent if too much water is used, both of which can be demotivating for a young artist."

Our process for using water colours:
Gather your materials
  • Watercolour palette ( or in our case watercolour paints and a tray)
  • Paintbrush
  • Small container of water
  • Paper towel ( or in our case an old tea towel)
  • Paper to paint onto
Step 1: Wet (or rinse if you are between colours) your brush in the water.

Step 2: Lightly dab your brush on the paper towel to remove excess water (this helps provide the child with a richer colour to paint with).

Step 3: Dip your paintbrush in the colour you wish to use to collect the paint onto the brush. Generally, the more water on your brush, the more translucent your paint will appear on the paper.

Step 4: Paint away.
Repeat this process each time you want to change colours to avoid a dirty brown mixed up mess!

1 comment:

  1. love the way you are working so that they can have some success with it :)