It may seem obvious but when teaching art to children you must always provide them with an example of the art work. It is not enough just to show them an example on an interactive white board. They need to be able to see the effect of the media on the paper and the only way to do this is to provide your own example. Quite often I find it helpful to show them a line drawing of the work as this helps them to see more clearly the make-up of the composition. Currently with my Year 1’s & 2’s we are working on the theme of pattern. The above example is taken from Paul Klee’s Cat & Bird which is a very appealing image for this age group. The composition is simple with clearly defined shapes with colours echoing the symmetrical design. I used water soluble wax crayons.