Watercolour Painting for Children - who is it for?My new series of tutorials is designed so that parents and carers with no experience of painting and drawing can follow simple steps and learn alongside their children.
My target child is ten years of age or over, always under the close supervision of a responsible adult.
If you have a younger child, do try some of the tutorials with them, but always tidy away the paints and brushes yourself and again, closely supervise the whole activity.
What do you need?
Watercolour paints (also known as Aquarelle)
Go to a proper art shop (either in real life or online) and buy the best watercolours that you can afford. It may seem like a large outlay, but a small student grade set of Winsor and Newton, Sennelier, or Schmincke paints will make your child's paintings so much easier to create than if you went to somewhere like The Works or WHSmiths and bought their own brand paints which are chalky and full of fillers. Expect to pay around £20 for a Winsor and Newton Cotman compact set, and around twice that for Sennelier's La Petite Aquarelle or Schminke's Akademie sets.