We always start with looking at the different layers of the ocean and how the colour changes depending on the depth of the water. Students paint the layers with blue ink - they have to work on diluting the ink to change the colour for each layer.
We then look at the earth and soil around the water. Students use 'earthy' coloured oil pastels to colour.
We then use a pencil to draw on some 'coral' and then use pva glue to stick on grains of uncooked rice.
..and then painted the coral with bright acrylic paint...