Another great day teaching art…and a bit of science!

We are in the middle of our water themed workshop. Today I started introducing to the cycles of water, then we looked at rain drops with a magnifying glass and realised all houses in the pictures were upside down!

drop putney

The first exercise encompassed drawing rain drops in their minute exquisitness. Then, children tried out indian ink (or Chinese ink: I found out the reason it is called Indian ink is before Chinese has to import the ink from India even as early as the 3rd millenium B.C. Indian ink is made from impure combustion, but when mixed with water, you can magically create the most beautiful designs in very little time.

 

rain drops by MiaAnd here a lovely drawing of rain drops by Mia, 6 years old.