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Working in a group or with a partner is an important factor in school life. In art lessons children can work on picture projects together, and explore an artistic process from start to finish. Working together leads to new insights.

Mix colours

Colour theory

colour theory

With the individual paint pods, the CONNECTOR paint box effortlessly teaches the colour wheel.

Project: Küpper's colour theory 
Join the colour pods together to create a colour wheel. Slot the secondary colours orange, green and purple between the primary colours yellow, magenta and cyan.

Primary and secondary colours

primary and secondary colours

Secondary colours can be mixed with two adjacent primary colours (magenta + yellow, magenta + cyan, yellow + cyan).

Project: Art appreciation 
Have a look at an artist's painting (e.g. "Fox" by Franz Marc) and copy it using primary colours and secondary colours you have mixed yourself.

Mixing colour shades

mixing colour shades

After being introduced to the colour wheel, the child learns specific colour mixing.

Project: My red apple 
Is an apple always red? Or is it sometimes green or orange? Draw a box full of apples with as many apple colours as you know. Mix the colour shades you need yourself.

Mixing colours with Chinese white

mixing colours with chinese white

Chinese white is ideal for lightening poster paints and giving them better coverage. The colour also becomes more thicker or more "pastose".

Project: My first day at school 
Draw the outline of the clothes you were wearing on your first day at school. Then mix poster paints with a little Chinese white in the paintbox lid and colour in the clothes.

Exciting techniques

Wet-in-wet method

wet-in-wet method

The water colours run together with a dreamy effect on previously dampened paper. 

Project: Finding shapes 
Dab lots of paint colours onto wet paper and watch how they run into each other. Find out where there are shapes in the dried picture and colour in these shapes with colour pencils.

Scumble method

scumble method

Different, thin layers of colour are layered up inseveral steps. 

Project: Masking tape picture 
Stick long and short pieces of masking tape on the paper. Paint the picture with a light colour and let it dry. Stick new pieces of masking tape onto the picture and apply the next darker colour. Repeat this process. Finally remove all the masking tape.

Smudging colours

smudging colours

It is very easy to create the illusion of movement by simply smudging poster paints.

Project: Showing speed 
Paint a rocket (or something that can move quickly, like a horse or a car). Paint some yellow paint at the bottom of the rocket and then smudge the wet paint in the opposite direction to which the rocket is flying.

Brilliant effects with poster paints

Mirror painting

mirror painting

This method can be used to create imaginative pictures as if by magic! 

Project: Laughing and crying 
Fold a piece of paper in half and then open it up. Draw a head (with hair) on one half of the paper Fold the paper again - and you have a mirror image. Paint on a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other side.

Printing methods

printing methods

Children learn about shapes and colours by potato printing. 

Project: Animal prints 
Draw a forest path. Then cut out simple shapes from your stamp material and stamp animal footprints. Can the other children guess the animal?

Mixing methods

mixing method

Poster paints can be mixed with a range of drawing materials, such as the GRIP colour markers. 

Project: My watch 
Use a black GRIP colour marker to draw a watch with a watch face. Colour in the watch with your favourite colours and compare your picture with the picture painted by the person sitting next to you.

Poster paint batik

poster paint batik

If wax is applied to the paper the wax resists the poster paint. This is physics in action in the art lesson! 

Project: Bubbles 
Draw circles or spirals on your paper using the end of a white candle. Then paint over the paper with poster paints and watch how the paint beads away from the areas with the wax.