October 28, 2020 | Felicity Greene
Last week, the children of the Sky Class finally introduced to the paint area of the studio! This was met with much excitement and enthusiasm. But soon, the children began asking, “What other colors are available at paint?” This week their question was answered, and the answer was… red!
This week in paint, the children have been learning about the procedures for switching paint colors. All of the steps are still the same, but the tricky part is remembering to swish, swish, swish, slide your brush in the water, and squish, squish, squish, glide your brush on the sponge to make sure that it is clean before beginning to paint with another color.
The children have been exploring the use of two different colors in their paintings. First, the children were challenged to not mix the colors to practice the procedure of cleaning the brush before each color change.
“This is the red side, and this will be the blue side!”
But as the week went on, the children began to realize that they actually had three colors to work with; all they had to do was mix the blue and red together!
“Look! It makes purple!”
Once this discovery was made, the children explored the different shades of purple that they could create.
“Light, medium light, medium light, dark!”
“I made dots on the ball because it is a soccer ball.”
“I made an 8!”
The children have also made the exciting discovery that with more than one color, much more detail can be added to the paintings!
Check back in a few weeks to see what else the Sky Class children get up to in the paint area.