This video is from an early MakeDoTell project which we ran with street children in Nepal. It describes how we start to teach children about using paint as well as some of the social skills such as sharing and co-operating with each other that are needed when these children go to school.
This exercise continues to be a useful one to help participants learn the basics of painting and colour mixing. There is scope for imagination – and the pictures always look great. It is important for beginners to get some good early results to build confidence.
The photos below are from a project in a community school in Nepal where many brick kiln and village children go. As you can see, we have to MakeDo with water colours and crayons here as acrylic paint is quite expensive, and not affordable for these community schools. We try to use materials that are reasonably accessible (in price and availability) so participants and students can be creative after our MakeDoTell project has ended.