Watercolor Painting of a Meadow with sweet clover

June 6, 2020 

Paint a lovely scene with me - it's free!

Watercolor Painting of Tulip

June 18, 2020 

Paint either this gorgeous spring Tulips painting or the Colorful Butterfly on a Daisy  with me. I'll have detailed step-by-step instruction for you as well as a list of supplies needed to make this painting after you have made a reservation. Cost is $15.

Watercolor Painting Butterfly on Daisy

July 16, 2020

Project 1.

This fun and easy Flower painting can be done using any mediums you already have at home.

SUPPLIES:

Paper or Canvas

Crayons, markers or paint

Small Round item like a bottle cap

PROCESS:

Make a Dot in the middle of your paper

Put your bottle cap over the dot and trace around it.

Find another spot on your paper and make another dot.

Again put the cap over the dot and trace around it.

Now you have 2 small circles on your paper. These will be the center of your flowers. You can have as many flowers as you want!

Color or paint the center of the flowers

Take another color and paint a circle around your center.

Keep changing the color and keep adding another circle around the previous one until you have 6 or 7 circles around the center. Your flower is complete.

Now color the background in any color you want. You can even add leaves, butterflies or ladybugs to your creation.

Sign your art work, take a photo and post it on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/facepainting.by.paintingfacesandspaces

Get ready to create this timely piece named HOPE. It is after the style of Robert Indiana who was an American Pop artist best known for his series of LOVE paintings, where he used bold and colorful letters to spell out the word “love.”Check him out here

You can use the word HOPE as in the painting or your own word. What other words can you think of that will be your own wish for the world?

SUPPLIES:

Paper cut into a square. HOW?

   Steps

  1. Fold one corner of the paper to meet the opposite edge. This brings the short side of the paper over to one of the long sides. ...

  2. Cut off the extra paper. Cut along the edge of the triangle to separate it from the extra paper. ...

  3. Unfold the triangle. You now have a perfect square with a diagonal crease in it. You can save the excess paper for another project.


Pencil for drawing
Ruler for dividing the square into 4 quarters
black marker, crayon; Sharpie or oil pastel
Crayons or Oil Pastels

 

PROCESS:

Divide your paper into a 4 quadrants. HOW? Use your rulers to find the halfway mark on all sides, and connect the mid-points with straight lines. This step is all done in pencil.

Now create your letters to fill each quarter of the paper. Each letter must touch all sides of the quarter and be the same thickness. If you're happy with the layout, trace the letters with your black marker.

 

Color each letter using a different color for each one. Press hard on your crayon or pastel - we don't want to see any paper, just colors!


Color the negative space with the complimentary color of that letter. What are those? Here's a color wheel to explain. The Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Look and see if you can find the color that is opposite of red? What can you think of that would be red and green? Christmas, right!! Or how about the Chicago Bears colors? Can you think of what they are?

Once you are done coloring all the positive space (the letters) and negative space (the area around the letters) you can again trace around each letter with a thick line of black marker, crayon or oil pastel.

Take a photo and share it to our Facebook Page here https://www.facebook.com/facepainting.by.paintingfacesandspaces.

Project 2.

Project 3: Clay Sculpture

We will have a sculpting demo for kids Kindergarten and older on Friday April 10 but you can do this project at any time. You can use any type of clay you have at home and if you don't have any you can make some. It's easy. Here's how:

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 cup salt

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • water - about 1/2-1 cup

  • Food coloring if you'd like.

  • Large bowl

HERE'S HOW TO MAKE YOUR CLAY:

  1. Mix together the salt and flour

  2. Add the oil.

  3. Slowly add the water and mix together until you like how it feels.

  4. To make different colors of clay you can divide the clay and add food coloring. It may stain your hands so be careful. You can always paint your sculpture after it is baked.

  5. Heat your oven to 250 F and bake your sculpture for 45 minutes to an hour.

  6. Let it cool and have a grown up take it out of the oven

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Project 4.

 SUPPLIES


white paper
Picture of a flower you'd like to paint
pencil/black sharpie
crayons, oil pastel or colored pencils in complimentary color schemes.

 

PROCESS
1. Start with a small circle 1/3 way down from the top.

2. Outline with black sharpie.

3. Continue drawing 4-5 circles around the center.

4. Create a pattern for the petals and continue growing concentric lines around the petals until you reach the edge of the paper and it looks like they were flowing off the paper.

5. Add a stem with 2 small leaves. Add concentric lines around your leaves until you reach the edge of the paper.
6. Decide on a color scheme and find all the crayons or colored pencils in that scheme. 

Make sure the flower is colored in warm colors and the stem with leaves are in cool colors.

7. Band colors around the flower being selective with color choices so there is bold contrast.

8. Outline each of the shapes with a strong black line.

When you are happy with your creation, sign your work, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page to win a coupon for $5 off any art program we offer.

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