Drawing and painting your favourite things

Term one art classes start with teaching our primary school students the fundamentals of drawing and painting. This year our student’s learned how to draw and paint their favourite personal objects.

The first four couple of weeks, our students experience a series of drawing exercises and techniques of how to measure proportions and angles, they then focus on tone variations, shadow and light to then create the form of the objects in pencil, charcoal and introducing colour with pastels.

The Fundamentals of painting start with watercolour, this is a challenging medium as it works in reverse to acrylic starting with light washes to dark denser textural and shadow details, the challenge is to keep the beautiful nature of the watercolour effect.

Demonstrating how to use acrylic is the final process I teach, I go through the process of how to build up the painting I go through colour theory and colour mixing to create tonal variations and to develop the form and texture of the objects they are painting. The children love the final works they produce because they are unique and are of things that they love.
Creatively yours  Julia Sawicki