As another observation attempt, we use pencil instead of colours focusing on shape, outline, volume, and relationships of the objects.
Material we use: Soft pencil (6B), plastic eraser, hard paper
Objects we use: Still life
Class content: Observation + Creation
I encourage children to look and observe carefully by using my finger outlining the shape of each object, telling them “now it is going straight, or curve or side ways…”
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Chinese traditional painting is a kind of art which has a very long history. It presents a ZEN aesthetic and an oriental philosophy. Apart from this, the ink can just create beautiful texture on rice paper. And, it is such an nice tool to be creative with.
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Children love to draw from what they see and like. Then how to observe the environment and translate it into their own painting language becomes important. We don’t want children to be less confident in drawing.
We started our first Observation Drawing Class with acrylic colour.
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Watercolour is an extremely interesting painting media for both adults and children. It changes dramatically by using different mixing techniques, and there are many other materials we can use to create unique textures.
For the first class, we have been testing Five Basic Techniques to introduce watercolour to our students.
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