You will need:
- Masking tape
- Poster paints in blues and whites
- Paint pallets and / or pots
- A range of paint brushes
- Lay out a roll of foil on the table, fastening it in place with a little sticky tape at the corners.
- Decide if you want to use paint brushes or your hands to paint – brushes are much tidier!
- Set out a palette with a range of watery colours then begin painting. Try to experiment swooshing paint around on the surface.
- It can be nice to play watery inspired music as you are painting to set the mood!
- Explore the different ways that the foil can be used as a canvas.
- The foil is very smooth, so the paint glides, and sits on the surface rather than being absorbed like with a paper.
- The shiny surface adds an extra sensory element, and it makes a noise as you paint on it too.
- Work to fill the foil with waves and watery shapes:
- Look at the the painting that you have created and talk about it.
- What is the effect that you have created?
- Which bit of the painting do you like best and why?
- What is the mood of the water that you have painted?
- Would you like to swim in that sea?
- Is the water near a beach or further out to sea?
- Are there any sea animals below the surface?
- Would you like to be on a boat on that water?
- How did it make you feel to create the painting?
- Any other questions that you would like to ask…