Advice for developing childrens' confidence in drawing, colour mixing and composition in painting a still-life
This unit offers useful advice for developing childrens' confidence in drawing, colour mixing and composition in painting a still-life. The central message is that a painting can be built up by 'layering' rather than 'colouring in'.
Make a collection of objects. For example, fruit and vegetables. Talk about the different shapes and colours that the children can see.
Ask the children to draw the shapes of the different items in their sketchbooks or on individual sheets of paper. The idea is that they will be able both to find a focus and practise observing shape before they make the painting. Look at the unit 'drawing shapes by looking'.