Today the children experimented with watercolours... both pan and liquid and what better subject area to move into the glorious world of watercolours than tropical fish! As you know by now, I like to introduce every topic with a little background so the children aren't just painting for painting sake. They leave knowing just a little bit more about the thing we're painting that day and I think it makes them more interested in doing a good job and a lot more attentive. Win, win!
So we brushed up on our fish facts... lol! I did some research obviously... found out some really cool things in the process and we took in this short video.
And away we went!
They drew their fishes in pencils, traced them over using black sharpies and put in things they would expect to find on the bottom of the ocean... coral, seaweed, plant life etc. and painted the fishes using pan watercolours and the ocean in a beautiful liquid turquoise blue watercolour. They painted on thick watercolour paper and experimented with the wet on wet technique for the ocean... watch out for the bubbles one child made as well. Cool watercolour resist technique!
Take a look at the finished results!
Thursday Picassos take their turn to paint our oceanscape! They came out beautifully!
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