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Art Camp: Red White & Blue Fireworks & Birds!

In this fun 3 day art camp, your child will be using acrylics and especially red, white and blue paints to create an outdoor scene of fireworks in one painting and a bird in patriotic color design in another painting.
Susan Garrison
64 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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80 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
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

Students will learn about the differences in types of acrylic brushes, how to use an acrylic paint sketching technique, some textural painting techniques for different parts and which brushes are best for specific parts of our painting.  They will also learn how to create differing degrees of contrast and how to choose and mix background colors that will help their main areas stand out and how to create a silhouette effect.  Of course, they will also learn some great steps for creating a 3D illusion of fireworks on a flat surface and the steps for painting a bird with wings spread out.  

We will not have a homework assignment but there could be a few paint touch ups your child would like to do after the end of our time together.  It's also possible that your child will want to continue creating other firework or bird paintings independently after this camp or to teach you how to paint or draw a firework.

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SUPPLY LIST Pencil, Paper, Eraser, Sharpener Crayon or Colored Pencils or Twistables TWO 8"x10" or 9” x 12” White ACRYLIC PAINT SURFACES (See Several Options Below): Stretched Canvas, Canvas Panel/Board, or Acrylic Canvas Paper (What are the differences? . . . Stretched Canvas has primed (coated white) canvas stretched over a wooden frame & stapled to the wood. Canvas Panel/Board feels more solid like the canvas is mounted/glued to a stiff cardboard. Acrylic Canvas Paper is thick, coated paper that is flexible but won't warp and tear as easily as other papers and comes in a pad of multiple sheets.) ACRYLIC PAINTS: (not tempera, not watercolor, not oil) I suggest as least 2 ounces of several different colors including Red, White, Blue, Black, and perhaps Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple & Brown although your child may not choose to use all of the colors. (Thicker acrylic paint in tubes are the best consistency for our painting techniques. If possible, try to avoid using the thinner acrylics in plastic bottles that sound watery when shaken.) 2 PAPER PLATES to use as a paint palette. (Optional to use a plastic paint palette instead or even a disposable pie tin) ACRYLIC PAINT BRUSHES in a variety of sizes. Include a couple of medium size ROUGH Flat Brushes (looks like a square on the tip but bristles are rough and a little prickly to the touch. Also include a couple of very small SMOOTH Acrylic Brushes (1 very small Round brush like a pencil tip shape and 1 slender Flat Square Shape) Please avoid brushes that are flimsy and bend when put under a stream of water. (Those are watercolor brushes instead of acrylic brushes.) WATER in a metal can, plastic cup or glass jar. PAPER TOWELS Please also see the attached photo to see both types of acrylic brushes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be no formal assessment; however, we will take the time to hold up our paintings several times during and at the end of each of our camp days to celebrate and encourage each other's progress and results.

4 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Susan Garrison
Lives in the United States
Professional Artist and Teacher
64 total reviews
77 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Susan Garrison, a professional artist who also loves teaching kids!  I've been drawing & painting all my life and teaching children for the past 3 decades.  After earning my BS Degree in Art Education K-12 from Middle Tennessee State... 
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