Simple Actions Leading to Beautiful Outcomes
Starting with an empty piece of brown paper and some blank cardboard the children began by using water with their paint brushes. As the water fell the surfaces went dark so they could see their movements. Some worked in large sweeping movements and other sat down and were more considered. After a short time blocks of paint were introduced to react to the water. This became more exciting for the children as colour was emerging and could be moved around with hands and fingers along with the brushes. The children explored the feel of the paint on their hands and the paint on the paper, rubbing it on and moving it all around. Some children were fully engaged in this work for the whole morning and were ready to evolve as new experiences and materials were discovered.