At Children's House Nursery School we think about the skills and knowledge we want children to develop as well as the dispositions for learning. All of the experiences we plan for the children have been thought about carefully and evaluated.
Colour mixing is one such area: we want children to develop the confidence and skill to follow the process and create shades they would like to paint with.
The environment is important - our painting easel is set up in a bright, airy space. Children have access to brushes of different sizes.
They have colour charts depicting different shades as well as inspirational artwork to motivate them.
Children are supported and shown the process of colour mixing with powder paint.
1) Get your apron on.
2) Collect a small pot of water.
3) Select your paper and brush.
4) Dip your brush into the powder paint and add it to the palette.
5) Wet your brush and mix it in the powder paint in your palette.
6) You can paint onto your paper.
7) Clean your brush in the water and you can explore adding more colours to create secondary and tertiary colours.
Here we captured one of our friends who was so independent and confident in organising themselves.
They were inspired by the Kandinsky 'Concentric Circles' postcard that was next to the easel.
Painting can be a wonderfully calming experience for children and adults to engage in.
Do you paint or draw at home with your child?
Speak to your Key Person if you would like any tips in getting started.
The blog is updated regularly with a range of learning from across our wonderful school. All the rich learning experiences the children have been involved in will be in their Special Books so please do borrow those regularly.