Almost ancient history : Painting in Nepal

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.

MakeDoTell is in its fifth year – the projects have been funded through donations of many supports as well as being partly funded by us, Artists in Community International.  Your support is much needed and appreciated. You can donate via
Bendigo Bank
BSB 633 000
Account : 135792174
Name : Artists in Community International (Anne Riggs and Alex Pinder) PayPal is available via our website.
Thanks everybody! Anne and Alex.









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