Thursday, April 26, 2018

Flower Vase Painting Tutorial

This video is a step by step narrated tutorial on how to make a sunflower vase still life.  We use basic painting techniques and instructions that are easy to follow.  Don't worry if you don't have painting experience or don't feel like you're good at art.  I'm convinced that if you follow these steps, you will be able to create a painting that looks very similar to this one.  Art makes a great personal gift for special occasions.  Don't just buy someone flowers...paint them flowers!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Snowshoeing to Lake Helene - March, 2018

We took a casual snowshoe below Notchtop Mountain in the park. The day started out beautiful and slowly became more and more windy and overcast. Fun to get into the mountains again, though technically Springtime, it will still be Winter up here for a few more months!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunset Cityscapes - Art Lesson 3rd-5th Grade

In this project we learn about the wet on wet watercolor technique using warm colors to make a sunset.  Then we talk about silhouettes and about using the tips of our brush to color in the fine areas of our buildings and skyscrapers.  Here's the demonstration video:

I think these turned out pretty nice!  It took students about 4ish class sessions to complete.  Here are a few student examples: