Monday, June 27, 2011

Watercolor Ice Painting Resists

This week the mixed-age art class worked on oil pastel and watercolor resists. The children began by drawing pictures with oil pastels.

When they were ready to start painting, I brought out a special surprise... watercolor ice paints! Now that the weather is warm, it's the perfect time to paint with ice. The night before, I froze liquid watercolor and craft sticks in an ice tray. By class time the next day, I had an exciting new medium to paint with.

Our outside activities included golf ball, car, dot, and roller painting- and of course lots of water play!


  1. Would you willing to talk about what kinds of paints and other materials you use and how you prepare them. Also would you be willing to talk about messes and some of your class management philosophies?

  2. Sure, I'll try to add as much as I can to the posts, but you can also e-mail me if you have specific questions
    Thanks for the suggestion!