Painting with Children

Last week I have been painting with children at a local school. Although they are already on holiday the children are being looked after at the school so that their parents can go to work. The school´s playtime staff invited me to work with the children and get them interested in art. After a brief introduction we set to work aiming to paint soap bubbles.

We started with them going out to blow bubbles to learn what they looked like. We then returned to the classroom to paint the background so that the bubbles would show up better than they would on a white canvas. While the acrylic paint was left to dry we went out again to blow more bubbles.

In order to create the circles for the bubbles we put white paint on the rim of plastic yoghurt cups. These were subsequently pressed briefly onto the canvas. The top of the cups gave us the wide circles while the bottom gave us smaller ones. Finally brushes were used to put the rainbow colours on the bubbles.

Apparently the children´s parents got to hear a lot about the experience and some of the playtime staff even had a go themselves.

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About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion for decades. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with several awards for my paintings I now have one of my works on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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