In this lesson I will go over all the materials needed to begin acrylic painting. I will start with the brand and colors of the paint, the brand and different sizes of canvases and the types of brushes we will be using. I will also discuss the type of paint palette, water container and important use of paper towels.
In this lesson we will talk about primary colors and how you can create all colors using just red, blue and yellow. We will begin by drawing a color wheel on a 10x10 canvas and then filling in our primary colors, complimentary colors and tertiary colors. I will teach the children how to mix all the complimentary and tertiary colors by just using the primary colors. It is important to learn the basics of color mixing when painting so that you do not have to always just use paint right out of the tube.
In this lesson we will discuss the use of shadow and light on an object. We will do this by painting a red apple with acrylic paint and using its complement of green to mix the shadow and observe where the light is hitting our apple.
In this lesson we will look at several still life paintings of artist Paul Cezanne. I will talk about his painting style and speak briefly about Impressionism and what it is. I will set up a small still life consisting of a pear and peach. While observing our still life we will first sketch our fruit and then begin our painting. I will emphasize the use of brush strokes and how Cezanne did not always blend his paint to look smooth but kept the bold and colorful brush strokes visible in his paintings. We will finish our painting in Part 2 of this lesson.
In this lesson we will review the work of artist Cezanne and finish our still-life painting.
In this lesson we will talk about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We will view several of his paintings with a concentration on his series of sunflower paintings. I will discuss how Van Gogh showed a lot of movement and texture in his paintings with his painting style. He used a lot of brush strokes and vibrant color. I will set up a still-life of sunflowers that we will observe as we create our painting. We will begin by creating a light sketch on our canvas and then begin to use our acrylic paints. We will complete our painting in Part 2 of this lesson.
In this lesson we will review the work of artist Vincent Van Gogh and finish our sunflower still life painting.
We will ask the question, "What is a landscape?" I will talk about background, middle ground and foreground and which one you paint first. I will teach how you paint a summer sky with clouds and sun. How we can use the technique of stippling to create our clouds and even to create the leaves on our trees. We will begin by creating a light sketch on our 11x14 canvas and then begin our landscape painting which will be made up of a sunny blue sky, clouds, trees, grass and flowers. We will complete this painting in Part of this lesson.
We will review our last lesson and go over the different techniques that we used to create our sky, clouds, trees, grass and flowers. We will finish our summer landscape painting.
In this lesson we will create a winter landscape. We will review our last lesson of our summer landscape and talk about the differences in paint colors and vibrancy. We will also review how we will paint our background, middle ground and foreground. I will teach how to create snow with the use of a toothbrush and white acrylic paint. We will complete this painting in Part 2 of this lesson.
In this lesson we will review our last lesson and go over the techniques that we used especially with creating the effect of snow. We will make any finishing touches and complete the painting.
In this lesson we will view the work of artist George Rodrigue who is famous for his "Blue Dog" paintings. We will discuss his painting technique and his use of repetition regarding subject matter. We will then begin to sketch our dog on a 11x14 canvas. Once our sketch is done, we will paint our own "Blue Dog."
We will view the cat paintings of artist Laurel Burch and discuss her use of vibrant color, pattern, line and repetition. We will begin by sketching our own cat inspired by the artist on an 11x14 canvas. We will start the painting process which will be completed in Part 2 of our lesson.
We will review our last lesson and take another look at the work of artist Laurel Burch. We will finish our cat painting and review our use of color, pattern, line and repetition.
In this lesson I will talk about "abstract" painting and what it means. We will view the work of artist Mondrian and talk about color and line. We will create a Mondrian inspired painting by using masking tape in a geometric design on our canvas. We will begin the lesson by applying our tape to the canvas, choosing our colors and begin our painting process. Once our painting is complete, we will remove our tape and view our masterpiece!
We will review our last lesson and put the finishing touches on our abstract painting that was inspired by artist Mondrian.
In this lesson we will view the work of artist Jackson Pollock. We will review the usage of the word abstract and what it means. I will talk about Pollock's technique of dripping paint onto a canvas to create texture and movement in his artwork. We will create our own Jackson Pollock inspired painting using squeeze bottles' spoons and dripping paint from our brushes.
In this lesson we will view the work of artist Georges Seurat with a concentration on his painting, "Painting of Dolphin." I will talk about Seurat's style called pointillism and explain how points of color can come together and create the look of a shape or form. We will create our own dolphin/fish painting on an 11x14 canvas in the style of Seurat. We will finish our painting in Part 2 lesson of this lesson.
In this lesson we will take another look at the work of artist Georges Seurat and revisit his painting, "Painting of Dolphin." I will go over the meaning of pointillism and we will complete our paintings.
In this lesson we will view the work of artist Pablo Picasso with a focus on his portraits. We will talk about his use of asymmetry, line and shape. I will introduce Picasso's painting style of cubism. We will create a sketch of our self-portrait on an 11x14 canvas. We will begin applying our acrylic paint and complete our self- portrait in Part 2 of this lesson.
In this lesson we will take a second look at the portraits of Pablo Picasso. I will review what the term cubism means, and we will complete our self-portrait paintings.
In this lesson we will view the work of artist Wassily Kandinsky with a focus on his painting, "Squares with Concentric Circles." I will talk about Kandinsky's use of color and review our primary, complementary and tertiary colors. We will begin by creating a sketch showing the placement of our squares that will serve as a guideline for our painting. We will finish our painting in Part 2 of this lesson.
In this lesson we will review our previous lesson and talk about our use of color. We will take a second look at Kandinsky's painting, "Squares with Concentric Circle" and complete our painting.