Art 3: Expressive flowers

We worked together with the artist and painter Barbara Rink. She set a couple of goals for the children to focus on:
— Painting directly without sketching lines.
— Observing the background of a still-life and how to translate that onto the paper. The kids were encouraged to work in a different order than they would normally do: starting with the background and only painting the flowers at the end. They looked at shapes around the vase, negative shapes, colours and patterns.
— Using all colours except for black. Every artist has his or her unique style 🙂