This is a fun painting lesson inspired by nature and finger painting. You can follow the lesson for free or purchase the printouts and visuals below.
HYACINTH FINGER PAINTING
I understand coloring mixing. I am able to paint with my fingers (fine motor skills). I know the difference between light and dark colors. l understand the difference between highlights and shadows. I am able to express myself artistically.
White or black construction paper, blue, white and black paint (for flowers), brown and green paint (for stem and leaves), paintbrush, cup or bowl for water, and damp towel to keep fingers clean.
Think: Discuss the look of hyacinth flower. Think first of what you will draw.
1) Place each paint color separately.
2) Mix the paints: blue with white and blue with black. There will be 3 colors: blue, light blue and dark blue.
3) Paint with brush one long stem and some leaves (fingers work well too for a more hands on approach).
4) Use finger to paint hyacinth flowers by dabbing paint on paper with finger.
Teach: Teach artist that the light blue will go to areas where the sun touches the flower (highlights) and the dark blue will go to areas where there is shade (shadows).
Don't forget your artist's signature.
Tips: Feel free to use more colors. Use different tools in place of the finger (ex. sponge, tissue paper or blocks).
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