Join artist and teacher Lili to learn about primary and secondary colours with a fun draw and paint along!
⭐ Paint (red, blue and yellow)
⭐ Brushes and water
⭐ White wax or pastel crayon
Step 1: Draw 3 dots and connect them.
Step 2: Mirror those lines to create a diamond shape. Draw a dotted line down the middle.
Step 3: Draw another kite. Try to make the lines a little longer on one side this time. This makes it look more like a kite.
Step 4: Draw a 3rd kite.
Step 5: Add string to your kites.
Step 6: Add bows to your strings.
Step 7: Now it's time to experiment with colour! First, paint half of your 1st kite red.
Step 8: Then paint the other half blue
Step 9: Use your paint brush to mix the two colours together and see what happens! You've made a secondary colour: purple. Amazing!
Step 10: For your 2nd kite, paint half of it blue.
Step 11: Paint the other half yellow.
Step 12: Mix the two colours together and see what happens. You've made another secondary colour: green!
Step 13: For your 3rd kite, paint half of it yellow.
Step 14: Paint the other half red.
Step 15: Mix the two colours together to make your final secondary colour: orange. Beautiful!
Step 16: Add some cloud shapes in the background.
Step 17: Colour in your clouds with white wax or pastel crayons. You won't see the white show up right now, but you will soon!
Step 18: Paint the background blue and see how the blue paint resists the white crayon. This is called the 'crayon resist' technique. Pretty cool, right?
Now take a step back and admire your masterpiece!
Why not whip up a batch of secondary colours and paint a few more pictures? Then tell all your friends and family how you were able to create these colours and where they come from!
Here's a guide for you to keep handy for the next time you're mixing colours:
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