How toWatercolor Intro For Youngest Learners
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What you’ll need
Watercolor Pan Sets and Refills
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Round Brushes Recommend: Invest In Classroom Set
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Paper Towels
Wide Base Water Cup: Budget
Round Brushes Minimum (1 Per Pan Set)
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Paper: Budget 80 Lb White Sulfite Drawing Paper
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Small Sponge
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Let’s practice watercolor painting and cleaning our brush between colors while making a rainbow!
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First step is to get to know your brush! Be sure to hold the “handle” behind the metal “ferrule”.
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Artists keep their brushes clean so the “bristles” stay soft and the “toe” stays pointy.
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Now use your brush to add drops of clean water in to each color so they can start getting juicy!
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Dip your brush in water and then get some red paint. Paint a big red arc of rainbow on your paper.
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Clean your brush before changing colors. Swish your brush gently along the bottom of the water cup.
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Then pat your brush on a little sponge or a folded piece of paper towel. Pat, pat, pat.
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Now dip your brush in water and get some orange paint. Paint an orange arc under the red arc.
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Clean your brush when you finish with orange. Swish, swish, swish. Pat, pat, pat.
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Now, repeat the process with yellow...
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...then green...
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...then blue...
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...and, finally, purple!
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Remember to swish, swish, pat, pat between EVERY step and when you’re done.
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Take good care of your brush and make sure it still has a nice pointy toe like when we started!
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