Wonderful Water


There is something about water that attracts us. Water can alter the entire mood of a piece depending on how it is depicted, and this month we are inspired by the tranquil reflections of Monet’s waterlilles, the crest of a wave with Hokusai and Turner’s stormy seas.

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Water in art

Water has a mysterious hold on us. This earthly element has fascinated artists over the ages, and continues to do so. Why is this? And what do the various depictions of water do for a painting? For some, it is symbolic, and others it is realistic: many artists have painted water in motion (a flowing stream, a turbulent ocean, or even a waterfall) while others have painted views of tranquil waters (lakes or ponds).

What's inside the box?

3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions on how to start being independently creativity.
1 Leaflet of process ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.

What materials will I receive?

Blue/green inks
Watercolour pencils
Watercolour paper
White paper

Any recommendations for related books or trips?

Katie and the Waterlily Pond by James Mayhew, Orchard Books
Waterlily House, Kew Gardens
Turner Collection, Clore Gallery, Tate Britain
Olafur Eliasson In Real Life, Tate Modern