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Artists & Styles: Painting Class for Tweens

Each week in this ongoing painting class, children will learn about a famous artist and his or her style while creating a painting of their own in that specific style.
Susan Garrison
64 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
75 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will learn about specific famous artists and their art styles and processes as they create a new painting each week.  Working in an artist's style also leads to a better understanding and appreciation for the artist's work.  While we paint together, students will also learn about color mixing techniques and about the differences and best uses for different types of brushes.  
We won’t usually have homework assignments, but occasionally a child might need some extra time to just finish a painting after our class time ends, or there might be a few times that I ask students to bring something to class with them.
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Most of our classes will be Acrylic Painting classes. Please see the acrylic painting supply list below; however, a few other things might be occasionally helpful to have in addition to the acrylic supplies such as a pencil and a notebook or sketchbook for notes or little sketches. It is not required to take notes, but I find it helpful to some students in remembering some important details about the artists and styles we study. (Please note that although most of our paintings will be in acrylics, occasionally we may create a watercolor or watercolor resist painting if best to emulate an artist's style. I'll be sure to let the students know a week ahead of time and will also post a note in our classroom page about any supplies needed, as well, if it's different from our usual acrylic supplies.) SUPPLY LIST for ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ONE 8"x10" White ACRYLIC PAINT SURFACE (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 1 ounce of several different colors including Blue, Red, Yellow, White & Black plus also Green, Orange, Purple & Brown although your child may not choose to use all those 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.) PAPER PLATE 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 (one that won’t tip over easily). PAPER TOWELS Please also see the attached photo that includes both types of acrylic brushes. IF WE USE WATERCOLORS IN A LESSON INSTEAD OF ACRYLICS, your child will need a simple set of watercolors, watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes -- (at least a very thin one, medium one and a larger one), paper towel, water in a sturdy container, and watercolor paper is best. We also may need a pencil and occasionally might need oil pastels for a resist technique. IF WE USE ONLY DRAWING TOOLS IN A LESSON INSTEAD OF PAINTS, your child will need a pencil, paper, eraser, a sharpener or extra pencils that are already sharpened, and something to add color such as colored pencils, crayons, twistables (a softer version of a colored pencil that is not sharpened but "twists up" to reveal more of the drawing end).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We won't have any formal assessments; however, we'll hold up our paintings several times throughout our project each week to check on the progress of each child and to see if there are any extra tips needed along the way.  We love encouraging each other and celebrating each person's progress and results!
1 hour 15 minutes 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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