Experimenting with Watercolours

We are currently creating a wonderful watercolour artwork. We are artists and the creative process sometimes takes lots of steps.

Step 1.We went outside on Wednesday and did a pencil sketch of the mulch area at school. There are lots of interesting things there like the school bell, different buildings and tables and chairs. We were really careful to sketch with a really light pencil. This meant that anytime the line looked a bit wrong we could just adjust it a little bit. We love that artists never make any mistakes!!

Here are some photos of us sketching outside

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Step 2. On Thursday we had to use black textas to trace over all the lines. We had to be really careful to only draw where our pencil sketch had been.

Step 3. We used watercolours for the very first time. We had to be careful to use a little bit of water to wet the watercolour paints so that they made paint. We carefully painted all the colours that we thought would look good. We really liked the way you could have the colour really light or quite dark depending on how much water we used.

Here are some photos of us painting.

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You can see the finished product here.

About wpskc

I am a Kindergarten teacher in Sydney, Australia. I teach in a fantastic school with amazing students. I look forward to sharing in their learning every day.
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