Art 6: Drawing trees outside

(Group A) On a sunny day like this we just had to be outside, drawing in nature! We took advantage of beautiful chestnut trees in the nearby park. The assignment was to draw a tree of the child’s choice using the whole surface of the paper. Our goal was to observe the dense net of tree branches and to imagine them reaching beyond the paper: drawing the lines until the edge of the paper helped to create a mosaic-like structure of the tree’s negative spaces. Later, in the studio, the children then painted the trees’ negative spaces with intense watercolours in line with the child’s fantasy colour scheme.