Bridge class continued the Primary building’s study of turtles by producing some crayon resist/water color pictures. Templates were provided and they practiced their tracing skills and focused on creating patterns and designs. (While I am not a big supporter of using templates, it does give the children an idea of size and shape and a clear visual guide as to how they should fill their paper.) I like the younger children to practice drawing shapes and lines as much as possible as this skill is the building block to becoming confident in art. Applying water color over the crayon patterns is always ‘magical’ as the students experience how the crayon ‘resists’ the paint.