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Colour Theory and Watercolour Landscapes

To introduce colour theory to the children, we introduced the concept of the 12 part colour wheel. They came to understand the importance of the primary and secondary colours and how these two sets of colours work together to create complementary and harmonious moods. Cool and warm colours were also investigated.

Watercolour paper comes in many thicknesses. The thicker the paper, the stronger the grain. Artists have to decide if they want to incorporate the grain into their work.

To begin with, watercolour paper was dampened. Vibrant drawing inks were applied in simple washes. Once dry, calligraphy pens were used to add detail and interest.

To show the children's work off, cardboard frames were added.

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