Last month in Ms. Bruce’s Art class, the Kindergarten classes were studying how different types of lines are used in drawing. They read the classic story Harold and the Purple Crayon and then used all different types of lines (straight, diagonal, wiggly, dot and dash, curved, etc.) to create butterfly designs.
They then drew lines with crayons and covered them with watercolor. As the watercolor went over the crayon, the waxy crayon lines would resist the watercolor creating unique designs. This technique is called Watercolor Resist. The kids especially enjoyed using white crayons and then having their designs appear like magic as they covered them with paint.