Monday, August 15, 2011

Drip Painting with Watercolors

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What You Need:

An easel or any upright painting space


Dropper (I got mine from Daiso)

Containers for watercolor



I showed the boys how to pick up water using the dropper and how to drop the water and they were ready to explore.

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I let them choose 4 colors each and was surprised to see that Y chose darker colors while K chose all the bright colors.

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While painting, they used different techniques. Y squeezed the dropper and splatter on the paper while K just drop a little water at a time and used the dropper like a pencil to draw his train and track (according) to him. It’s really interesting how different children explore. They enjoyed this painting session very much and it lasted for 40 mins. K could continue painting but I think Y got jealous when I was taking pictures of K’s painting. So, I had to quickly redirect them to another activity before Y starts throwing the droppers and pouring the paint.

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I thought the artworks produced were frame worthy. Left belongs to Y and right belongs to K.

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