This week in the Pre-K Art Studio, we have been learning about the artistic process of crayon resist! We introduced twist crayons and friends did preliminary illustrations using the new material. After children finished drawing, they used watercolors to paint over the crayon and discovered that the oil and crayon and the water in the paint don’t mix! This is always such an exciting process to learn and friends created really beautiful work.
Jasper: At first I was like, why do we need a smock to use twist crayons? Then I noticed we were using paint to make the colors shine and that’s why we need a smock!
Ms.Cushner: What do you think makes the colors shine?
Jasper: Maybe the water? These paintbrushes just love the water. They really love swimming.
Ms.Cushner: Jasper, can you tell me about your painting?
Jasper: The red is the wings and the airplanes taking the sun to China. What’s happening is it’s nighttime in DC and daytime in China. The purple stuff is the exhaust. Exhaust comes out of planes or cars when you drive. It makes it go. The red is the fire so it can fly to China so fast. I put orange on the green crayon and now it’s so beautiful.