Rainbow Magic

Prep School
10 Feb 23

This week, Reception children visited the Art Room and created rainbow magic!​ Inspired by Daniel Mercadante’s Rainbow Road photographs – he paints rainbow pathways using light and long exposure to create magical landscapes. The children used oil pastels to draw an imaginary, rainbow-filled landscape. Then they painted with watercolours and developed the wax resist method to create magic.

Adding some cross-curricular scientific creativity, in the form of “oil and water do not mix”, the children were enthralled by the results. ​Stroking the paper with the paintbrush and allowing the watercolours to float across the surface, the children excitedly took creative risks and confidently created colourful compositions that radiated rainbow magic. ​