This wonderful lesson was inspired from a lesson in the ecourse I did at Deep Space Sparkle. I'm just in LOVE with my liquid watercolours. They are so vibrant and the pictures always end up looking great. I notice many people say to water them down yet I just use them as is as I like the colours really dark and bright. I have used them watered down for backgrounds and when covering large areas. The addition of salt is also a huge hit with the children, they just love sprinkling it on their pictures and the speckled effect it gives.
- Watercolour Paper
- Liquid Watercolours
- Oil Pastels
- Glue Sticks
I did a demonstration on how to draw a seahorse on the whiteboard. The children then either followed this step by step or drew their own version of a seahorse using oil pastels. For two of my younger students who struggled to draw a seahorse (they did attempt one which was great!), I provided a template which they traced around. The children then painted their seahorses with the liquid watercolours and added salt. The final step was to add some lovely GLITTER to give them some sparkle. The children loved this step. We just used glue sticks as they are easy to use and then the children sprinkled glitter on top.
Here are the results:
Our artist / illustrator of the week is Eric Carle. Visit his wonderful website for information on how he did the artwork for his books.