Join Majjistral Park for our next Nature Diary online painting activity!
Throughout 2021 we have been learning how to draw wildflowers, insects, birds, mammals and more. The activity is aimed at both children and adults.
For the month of December we will be drawing and painting a Chaffinch, a bird which visits the Maltese Islands at this time of the year!
Date: Saturday 4th December
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Hosting platform: Zoom
Paper, Pencil, Rubber, Newspaper (to protect surface from paint), Paint (ideally watercolour), White paint (poster/acrylic/gouache), Water pot filled with water, Palette to mix paint in, Old t-shirt/ material (to wipe brushes), Soft paint brushes (thin and medium sizes), Rough paper to test colours.
Note re paper – To create the whole Nature Diary you will need 13 pieces that are the same size. The best paper to use if you are using watercolours is watercolour paper. You can use paper from a watercolour pad so that you do not need to cut the paper. If you do not have watercolour paper thick painting paper (eg. sketching paper) should also be ok but it would be a good idea to test it with your paint first.
Note re paint – Watercolour paints can be substituted with coloured pencils or poster paint but watercolour works best! Windsor & Newton (student range) watercolour paints are not too expensive and can be bought from local art shops. The main colours you need are: cadmium red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, and burnt umber.
If this is your first time please let us know the number of participants, first names & ages. If you are a regular just let me know you/ your children would like to join!
*Chaffinch painting by Tamsin Caruana.