VanGo From Home: Colour Creators

Dates: Wednesdays: March 24 or April 7, 2021
Times: 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Ages: Grades K to 3
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Fees: Free (using materials from home) or $20.00/child (some materials provided by the MacLaren)

This watercolour program engages students in an exploration of primary and secondary colours, while delighting them with interactive components. Three artworks are created by overlapping transparent colour, caran d’ache drawing and watercolour painting techniques. Students learn to recognize warm and cool colours in contemporary and historical art through a variety of techniques and media, discovering how colour can be used to express emotion. A parent or guardian is recommended to assist their child(ren) where needed.


Materials Needed From Home:

  • Two 9 x 12 sheet (approx.) of watercolour paper or mixed media paper
  • One 11 x 14 sheet (approx.) of watercolour paper or mixed media paper
  • Watercolour or tempera paint set (primaries)
  • Watercolour brush or any soft-bristle brush (can purchase from Dollar Store)
  • Low-tack green masking tape (can purchase from Dollar Store)
  • One white oil pastel or white wax crayon
  • Salt and dish-soap (with small containers to hold each)
  • A few empty cups of water
  • Paper towels or old rag
  • Clear table to work