Wet on Wet Preparation and Play

Watch as Carol Liknaitzky shows you how to prepare wet on wet paper and then play with watercolour paints.

Wet paints on wet paper (known as wet-on-wet) spreads and is playful for young children’s first painting experience. This method also frees us as adults to explore colour. Forms magically arise giving possibilities for imagination. It is playful,  joyful and magical. Through doing this we learn about colours and how they react with each other and create new colours. 

It brings joy and skills are developed. It helps using a song, story to help children engage without using instruction.

Anything is possible with colours and imagination! Creating splodges, blowing wet paint across the page, adding textures, turning ’mistakes’ into a new adventure.

This is freedom!