Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
This week, behind the blue door in room #5 we experimented with watercolor techniques.
We learned to wet the paints with clear water before working.
Taking care of our paints
We looked at how to clean out watercolor trays when they get soiled with other colors.
The pallet part of our watercolor tray was used to create our own colors.
We learned four techniques this week:
1. using a wet brush to make lines.
2. using a dry brush to make lines.
3. wet-on-wet: wetting the paper with water and then adding paint to the damp surface.
4. crayon resist: drawing lines with crayon and going over the lines with watercolor paints.
Next week, we will use our art to create a sculpture
Make you own Fun at Home!
For fun at home you can download the file below and use it to create masks at home to display or to wear. The steps in the file are helpful for young hands to learn how to make simple shapes with folded paper for symmetrical, easy to do masks.. (we will be doing this in the following class).
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.