Another aquarell project with a bit older children. Love them.
The magic of 11.11 and the beautiful city of little lights and songs singed by tiny voices.
We were ready! We made the pretty lanterns with crayons, water colours and inks. We used aquarell paper and thicker drawing paper, both were fine. When the paintings were dried I oiled them with kitchen oil, children beaded the wires and wrapped the sticks in wool (one could just as well use some tiny tree branches and they would look even nicer).
They looked lovely in the night but my phone photos are no prove at all so I’m not posting any!
Beautiful aquarel paintings by my 5 and 6 year olds. We spoke about Marc Chagall, we looked at some of his work and the children talked abaut what they’ve noticed. I drew their observations on the black board because they don’t read yet: Eiffel tower, a goat, a violin, a rooster, houses, flying people…
The art making part required some listening. The students first drew gently with pencils using Chagall’s elements. They were asked to occasionally reorienting their paper while drawing turning it in all directions. That way the direction of drawing was changed. When the drawing part was done they traced the pencil with black marker and then the painting part began. Watercolours.
Beautiful works they did!