Another day of color exploration!
Today we began our class by talking about color in terms of temperature. The kids had fun exploring and sorting the colors into cool/cold and warm/hot. Christopher's page is a nice example of the work.
After that we did a follow along lesson drawing an owl. Shape after shape we built our owl. Then the kids added their own special details: feathers, clouds, fuzzy ears, branches, the moon, clouds, one little owl is even wearing a necklace!
Then, out came the paints! After a reminder to keep color temperature in mind (leaning towards a "cool" background and a "warm" owl) the kids set to work. They were paired up and shared big beautiful watercolor sets. We reviewed how to properly use the paints (with lots of water and a gentle touch), making sure to rinse in between colors and using the lids of the paints for any color mixing. They were amazing and shared beautifully, always making room for one another, taking turns and complimenting each others work. What a pleasure to watch! And look at the beautiful work they created.
These sweet little owls, so wise and joyful, will be hanging in the mail hall of MMS by the end of the week!