Today I would like to share a little art project with you.
As you may or may not know, I have a little-beloved-6-year-old-first-grader son at home and making art projects is what we like to do.
And because we find it so much fun we thought it can, perhaps, inspire some of you too…
Sooo… lately, we found a great artist recommended for primary art lessons called Paul Klee… and let me tell you – he is my hero now (I LOVE the colors he was using!!!).
The specific painting we chose is called “Cat and Bird”.
The photo above is the original painting by Paul Klee (photo via WikiArt). Isn’t it just cute?
These are the materials we used:
What this project taught us:
-basics of composition
-how to draw a cat
-wax resist technique
-watercolor wet-on-wet technique
Oh, and before we start – we got the idea from this cute little educational cartoon called “Art with Mati and Dada“. I wholeheartedly recommend the Art with Mati and Dada series that are available on YouTube for free.
1. First, we drew the cat and the bird.
When we learn to draw something new, I often prepare step by step instructions for my little boy.
He finds the process much easier and enjoyable this way.
2. Then we traced the drawing with colored wax crayons.
Just like this.
3. After that, we covered the whole paper with a lot of clean water, making a good base for our wet-on-wet watercolor painting.
4. And finally, with our brush loaded with specific colors, we applied them onto the paper. The pigments started to diffuse causing the colors to blend into each other beautifully.
And that is all my friends.
We will be back with more art soon!
Mommy and Son