Dear moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers!
You will have to remember your childhood and help your kids learn to experiment with paints. There are many non-traditional drawing techniques. Let’s get acquainted with some of them.
Wax crayons (candle) + watercolor
Means of expression: color, line, spot, texture
Materials: wax crayons (candle), white thick paper, watercolor, brushes
Method of creation: a child draws with wax crayons (candle) on white paper. Then paints the sheet with watercolor in one or more colors. Drawing with crayons (candle) remains unpainted.
Means of expression: stain, color, symmetry.
Materials: thick paper of any color, brushes, gouache or watercolor.
Method of image acquisition: the child folds a sheet of paper in half and on one half of it draws half of the represented object (objects are chosen symmetric). After drawing each part of the object, until the paint dries, the sheet is folded in half again to make a print. The image can then be embellished by folding the sheet in the same way after drawing several embellishments.
Blotting with a tube
Means of expression: stain.
Materials: paper, ink or diluted gouache in a bowl, a plastic spoon.
Method of Image: The child scoops up the gouache with a plastic spoon and pours it on a sheet, making a small spot (a drop). Then blows on this spot with a tube so that its end does not touch the spot or the paper. If necessary, the procedure is repeated. The missing parts are finished.
Drawings from the Palm
Means of expression: a stain, color, a fantastic silhouette.
Materials: gouache or watercolor, brush, simple pencil, a child’s palm and any paper.
How to get an image: spread fingers, the child puts a palm on a sheet of paper and traces a simple pencil. Using different lines, the child completes the desired drawing. Then he or she paints the image.
Grattage (French for “scrape, scratch”)
Means of expression: line, color, texture.
Materials: a sheet of paper, a candle, gouache, liquid soap, black ink, scratching sticks (a knitting needle may be used).
Method of obtaining the image:
1. Cover the entire sheet with any colored gouache (you can use several colors or colored cardboard)
2. Rub the entire surface of the sheet with a candle.
3. Cover with black ink, so that the ink does not curdle on the wax, add liquid soap to it (1 drop of soap per tablespoon of ink).
How to get an image:
Cover the entire sheet with any colored gouache (you can use several colors or colored cardboard) Rub the entire surface of the sheet with a candle.
Drawing with soap bubbles
Means of expression: colored circles.
Materials: shampoo, gouache, sheet of paper, cocktail straw, thin brush (felt-tip pens).
The teacher pours shampoo into a jar with gouache, adds a little water, stirs everything well – the solution is ready. Inserts a tube into the glass. The child starts blowing into the tube until lush foam forms. Then the cup with the foam is covered with a sheet of paper – you get an image. One may put the sheet on cups with other colors of gouache.
When the image dries, the teacher suggests that missing parts be added.
Prints of leaves
Means of expression: texture, color.
Materials: paper, leaves of different trees, gouache, brushes.How to make an image: the child covers a leaf of the tree with paints of different colors, then puts a painted side to make an imprint. Each time a new leaf is taken. The petioles of the leaves can be finished with a brush.