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ESRC Online Arts Activities - Watercolours

Anna & Lucie Wilson - Watercolours for Kids

Renal Arts Group Administrator Anna and her daughter Lucie have created a tutorial video demonstrating how to create a watercolour artwork inspired by the work of Wassily Kandinsky, as part of our ESRC Create and Connect project to develop online arts-based activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities will build upon the work of RAG and provide mental health and wellbeing support for patients who face an extended, lonely period of self-isolation. As we are unable to run in-person events and workshops due to the ongoing pandemic, the online activities will provide an introduction to a range of art forms that we hope patients will find engaging and enjoyable.

"I spend a lot of my spare time creating art with my children. I studied History of Art at university and my 6 year old daughter Lucie has definitely inherited my love of art. Kandinsky is one of my favourite artists and his focus on colour and shape is really accessible for kids. Hopefully our video will inspire other families to experiment with shapes and colours to create beautiful works of art!"

We hope that you enjoy the tutorials and would really appreciate your feedback on our art activities by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. 

Watercolour Painting Equipment List

  • Paper - we use watercolour paper but any matte paper will do
  • Watercolour paints - tubes, palette or pencils
  • Paint brushes
  • Circular items to paint around - in the video we use bowls, cups, plastic eggs, biscuit cutters and thread spools but you can use whatever you can find at home to create interesting textures, shapes or patterns.
  • Jar of water
  • Table cover or old newspaper
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