Waldorf Watercolor Painting

Waldorf Painting: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor

Today my monthly post as guest contributor at SimpleHomeschool is a how-to on wet-on-wet watercolor painting as practiced in Waldorf education.

It’s a subject on which I’ve been wanting to write for a while, since I’ve gotten many calls from customers who are interested in purchasing Stockmar paints and Waldorf art supplies from Bella Luna Toys, but aren’t quite sure how to use them.

Now, instead of trying to explain the technique over the phone, I can link to these illustrated instructions, which I hope that users new to the techniques will find helpful. (And SimpleHomeschool’s beautiful format makes it so pretty. Thanks, Jamie!)

If you’ve been curious to try wet-on-wet watercolor painting with your children, head on over to SimpleHomeschool and have a look! You can also print out the piece for future reference.

If you want to go deeper into the technique, or need more details, I highly recommend the book Painting With Children by Brunhild Muller which has many color examples different color combinations, and more ideas for “color stories” one can tell while painting.

Waldorf Watercolor Painting

Have you practiced wet-on-wet watercolor painting with your children? Send me your photos and I’ll post them on the blog! Have further questions? Leave them here, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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  • Reply Kimberly October 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you for this post. In this current world it can seem so difficult to explain to parents the importance of painting and color without intentional representation. I love the walls filled with this art, its soulful feel.

  • Reply the sleepy time gal October 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I have never tried that! I definitely will–thanks! By the way, your store looks fantastic. What hard work you’ve put into it!

    • Reply Sarah Baldwin October 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Nicole! I’m glad you like the new site. If you try wet-on-wet watercolor painting (and I hope you do!), let me know how it goes.

  • Reply playmobil farm December 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Children of all ages love to paint. The great thing about painting with children is that each painting is truly a work of art to them– even if you can’t tell what it is.

  • Reply Winnie Quiambao-Centeno April 4, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I am Waldorf nurturer in a daycare here in the Philippines. Yes, we have tried wet on wet painting with children and indeed it is a very nice experience. It’s calming activity for the them. We, nurturers, have had many memorable experiences and beautiful artworks from the kids which are treasures….i have been introduced to Waldorf education early 2009 and since then I have been working in a daycare here in Makati, Philippines. Being new, i would like to continuously learn more and research for me to understand deeply. I have been trained by someone who brought Waldorf education in the Philippines…Thank you for this site as it refreshes me again to wet on wet painting and I am trying to make my own color stories for our summer classes…thank you…

    • Reply Sarah Baldwin April 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Winnie. I am so glad you found some inspiration here! Many blessings to you and the children in your care. Do you have the book Painting With Children by Brunhild Muller? It has nice ideas for creating color stories.

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