We start off with precut squares of paper. Students make their circles with oil pastels.
Next, students use water colors to paint their circles. We talk about how to hold their brushes, and to use the tip of the brush and let it "dance" in the paint pallette and on the paper. We don't scrub, scratch or mop with our brushes because that will damage the brush hairs.
I have the best job... it is a lot of fun listening to the students as their artwork comes to life. Isn't it amazing how they turn out!