Through exploration, children discover how to make lights and darks, vary brush strokes, mix new colors, and clean the watercolor sets back to rainbow colors!
Today during first grade, we read Colors by Philip Yenawine – The Museum of Modern Art, listened to music and PAINTED! What would be better than that?
“The world is full of colors.”
Develop craft –
Understand techniques and demonstrate that understanding.
Stretch and Explore –
Reach beyond the familiar and explore playfully.
“Spring,” pencil, watercolor, white paint pen, 2015, Nancye Hesaltine
… exploring lines, shapes and colors with tempera paints.
watercolor painting in progress
… is paint. Pablo Picasso said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Painting gives me ideas for art with young children – experiments with watercolors, color mixing, and playing with geometric shapes.
N. Hesaltine, unfinished, watercolor