In the class teacher period particularly then, the child is immersed in a world of visual and aural beauty. But it is also true that children of all ages learn better if their emotions are engaged through beauty, both experienced from without, and expressed from within.
All aspects of their work are accompanied by artistic work – painting and drawing in pure colours, modelling, and eurythmy. Intellectual work is brought through the medium of picture, developing imaginative thinking. Music is also integral to all activities in the classroom – music that is carefully chosen for its beauty and soul mood.
Wet on Wet Painting awakens children to the fluid world of colour movement. Their early efforts are primarily experiential in nature. However, guidance as to the how of painting is gently reinforced, so that the truest expressions of colour can be had: that is pure colour and not muddied colour, neither too diluted nor strong, neither too wet nor dry, images too diffuse nor overly hard-edged. Striving towards this interweaving balance of colour is in itself an artistic practice, the result of which enriches the child and develops his/her ability to appreciate colour harmony.