Watercolour Nebula Paintings

During the first half of the session the children experimented with how they can manipulate the texture of watercolour paint using different household products. They had access to bleach, brushes, bubble wrap, cling-film, foil, rice, salt, sponges and tissue paper.
During the second half of the session everyone chose a picture of a nebula as the inspiration for their nebula painting. Some of the children did not manage to finish so they will get some time at the start of next session.
Next week we will be experimenting with chalk pastels to create some galaxy pictures.

(Nebulae are often star-forming regions, such as in the “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula. In these regions, the formations of gas, dust, and other materials “clump” together to form denser regions, which attract further matter, and eventually will become dense enough to form stars. The remaining material is then thought to form planets and other planetary system objects.)

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