Monday, 25 April 2011

Watercolours # 4: Storytelling, Wet on Wet

We have been using a Waldorf Curriculum loosely from here
It has some lovely ideas for wet on wet mono-colour painting for poems.
I decided to do a story from our bookshelves, "Jack and The Beanstalk."

This post is just to illustrate the technique which can be adapted to any poem/story/song
that lends itself well.

As I read the book, Big Seed illustrates what I say:

"The mother threw the 5 beans out of the window"

"It grew into a very tall beanstalk."

"At the top was a huge castle."

"There was a huge giant..."

Anyway, you get the idea.

This is the finished painting.
It doesn't matter if objects overlap, are out of proportion, etc
It is the creative process that is important.

Stories with action and movement are the best...jumping, hopping, running around etc.
These are fun for the child to do with their paintbrush.



  1. Hello, how are you? kisses from Poland.

  2. What a fantastic idea. I'll be doing this with my little ones :-)
    Thanks for the inspiration. And congrats about the "crafty crow" feature!

  3. I love this idea of integrating creative expression with literacy.


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