Colour and Form Discovery

Over the past year, one of our pre-schoolers has been developing his own understanding of colour and form and how everything takes shape.

By starting with drawing pictures with lots of detail and different colours but outlines only, then moved on to colouring books using many colours taking care and time to fill each piece in as he went, to finally drawing shapes and colouring them in carefully and completely this time.

Using the book ‘Eating the Alphabet’ for inspiration he told his teacher that he was drawing a lemon, tomato, apple and a banana, all signed off with his own name shows how his sense of colour and form has gone from simple outlines, through to colour, and finally to finding inspiration from other things around him to create his own picture but with a strong understanding of not only what he was drawing but also what he was looking at to start with.