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Animal Painting Class


Acrylic & Watercolor Mixed Media Painting for Beginners (Age 8-11)

In this class, we'll explore different mixed media techniques including watercolor, collage, and acrylic painting. We'll use these techniques to create animals, landscapes, robots, and more.
Lauren deSerres
73 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

In this class, students will learn acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and collage techniques which will allow them to have the confidence and skills to create their own works of art in the future.

Art Techniques:
Color Mixing
Color Wheel
Crayon Resist
Wet on Wet
Watercolor Galaxy or “drop technique”
Watercolor Pencils and how to use them
Rubbing Alcohol
Dry Brush
Tape Masking
Sunset Resist
Plastic bag or bubble wrap
Tools for this course:
**I encourage you to gather these materials from around the house. You don’t need to purchase these specific items if you already have them. The sources are suggestions.**
Elmers Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) - Pack of 2 $7.00 on Amazon
Glue stick could work as well. I like UHU brand or Elmer's
Painter's Tape
Art Box to store tools in. Cardboard box works well!
Safe, flat place to dry artwork
Table that can get messy 
Salt (coarse grain or coarse grain sea salt works best, but table salt will also work)
Crayons Crayola works best (white crayon especially) 
Rubbing Alcohol or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Paper Towels
cotton swab, or sponge
Dish of Water (or two)
Regular old towel for drying brushes
Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser
Acrylic Paint
Watercolor Set: I recommend a pan set rather than tubes.

Watercolor Pencil set
Drawing supplies:
Pencil and Eraser
Crayola Crayons $5.99 on Amazon
Watercolor Paper Pad:
Canson (100510941) XL Series Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12", Fold-over cover, 30 Sheets $5.97 on Amazon

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Lauren deSerres
Lives in the United States
MFA, Mixed Media Painter
73 total reviews
48 completed classes

About Me

My passion has always been visual arts. I think that art-making and creating is part of the human experience. Creation comes in many forms, and I believe all are equally important. All students deserve to be treated as human beings capable of... 
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