Sunday, September 19, 2010

Color Mixing and Finger Painting

We began our fall session with various forms of color mixing. Some children started off with liquid water color, while others started with tempera paint. They first experimented with the primary colors, red, yellow, and blue to see what would happen when they mixed two colors together.

This project allowed the returning children to interact in a new way with the paints, while at the same time offered the new students a chance get to know the materials through finger and texture painting.

As the children continued to experiment with the paints, they discovered more tools and materials from the shelf to work with.

It was exciting to see the children move around the studio and explore new places to paint!

Towards the end of class, I brought the children outside to learn about color mixing with powered tempera paint. They each chose two of the primary colors to use, scooped out some powdered paint onto their paper, then used water to mix the colors together.

We had a beautiful, warm week for clean up and water play!

This is going to be an exciting session!

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