In a continuation of our painting explorations, today we introduced watercolor painting. Notably lighter and more transparent than the tempera paint we used last week, the watercolor paint provided a different style of painting provocation. To begin we sat at the table, as opposed to the easel, and practiced brush strokes with finer brushes and smaller pieces of paper. Some children made note of the change in texture, when the paint dribbled and ran all over their page
Karen demonstrates the transparency of the watercolor paint using a spotlight.
In our continued effort to familiarize ourselves with our new school, Brown Room has begun “school tours”. They are entirely child led, allowing the children to explore and examine what they can find in the school space. Today Emma, Louisa and Seon led the charge with our first tour. As per Emma’s suggestion we started at the bathroom as it’s a spot everyone is already familiar with. When we got there, she reminded the group that “we’re just looking,” but everyone ended up using the bathroom anyway. Tucker’s clay workshop in the atelier soon caught our attention, and we took some time to watch. As the tour continued, we explored using the elevator and then enjoyed the light table in the greeting hallway after our long walk back up the stairs. Emma, Louisa and Seon came back to the classroom excited to tell everyone about what they had seen! We will continue the tours with different groups of children tomorrow and into next week.