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Using good quality art materials is the key foundation to gain satisfying finishes; however, it is equally important to know how to use your mediums effectively in order to fully explore their potential.
Our resource can help children even with little skills to accomplish exciting art full of tones and texture.
Learning some basic techniques can make a positive difference to the finished art.
Despite this everyday medium being widely used in schools and at home, most children do not know how to used it effectively to gain full potential.
Our selections are compiled to educate children that crayons do not always need to be used like a pen.
Take a look at how versatile this medium can be, as well as all the creative effects it can produced. Unless some of these techniques are applied, painting may still be the preferred method for our projects.
Our selections are reproduced from The Ushborne Complete Book of Art Ideas
This inspiring book is packed full of exciting ways of using different art materials to give your finished project an even more impressive reproduction. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions exactly or use the ideas to create pictures of your own
Regardless of your chosen medium, to achieve visually pleasing art, it is essential to learn how to use colours effectively. Understanding the basic colour theory can drastically enhance the finish art & promote a greater creative experience
mixing these colours in equal parts will produce neutral colour, usually a murky grey
yellow + blue = green
red + blue = purple
red + yellow = orange
This leaves each primary colour with a complementary colour (mixed from the other two primaries). Blue/orange, red/green, and yellow/purple are complementary to each other.
A tertiary colour or quaternary colour (called intermediate colours) is a colour made by mixing either one primary colour with one secondary colour, or two secondary colours, in a given colour space.
When you align the 3 primary colours with the secondary and 'tertiary' colours around the colour wheel chart, the complementary colours always sit directly opposite each other.
Each pair complement (= 'complete') each other to produce a neutral colour. Mix two complementary colours, and you'll get the old murky grey.