Learning - Arts/Craft | 8-18 yrs

How To Paint With Watercolours


“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” — Pablo Picasso

Painting benefits the development of a child and providing a child with watercolours is one of the best ways of introducing her to painting. Watercolours also have other advantages. According to the article titled, ‘How To Watercolour’ written by Thaneeya McArdle in art-is-fun.com, ‘Watercolors are water-based and non-toxic, so paints are thinned with water and paintbrushes can be easily cleaned with soap and water. They are also non-smelly. Watercolor equipment is all very lightweight, allowing for easy transport. They also will not take up much room in your bag. This is great for plein-air painting! There are even dozens of all-in-one watercolor kits, specifically designed for plein-air painters or artists who travel frequently’.

Using watercolours to paint involves the use of a paintbrush. This method of painting benefits a child in many ways. Practising strokes with the help of paintbrush helps the child to develop fine motor skills. Using a paintbrush and watercolour to create different designs or shapes on paper promotes hand-eye coordination. The use of different colours to colour different objects helps a child learn about different colours and shades. Also, painting promotes creativity in a child, which helps in the develop critical thinking skills later in life.

Introducing your child to paint using watercolours can be great experience for her. You can start by teaching her how to prepare herself. Wearing a smock so to protect her clothes is the first thing to teach her. As children are messy, select a space where it is okay to spills colours and stain the surroundings. Discuss with her some ideas that can be fun to paint. Also remember to buy colours that are safe for children.

By flipping through our ClipBook, you can learn more about watercolours.


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