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Frida Kahlo! : Paint & Learn About This Famous Artist (an Art2Learn Class)

In this 45-minute class, we will learn a little about Frida Kahlo and her art and paint a whimsical-style portrait of her.
Penny's Colorful Life
66 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 6 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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per learner

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Class Experience

We will learn how to load our brushes with two paints and blend them directly on our paper or canvas to create darker (shadows) and lighter (highlighted) areas of the face.  I will demonstrate how to create flowers in a un-structured way.

This is an Art2Learn class, so we will learn a little about who Frida Kahlo, show on the map where she lived and a little about her work as we work on our portraits together.
BEFORE CLASS:  I will post the print-out of Frida in the classroom and a video on how to trace it onto a sheet of paper.  Having this done prior to class leaves us the entire class time to work on our painting together.
A file will be posted to the classroom with the outline of Frida to print out and trace onto the surface of their choice (canvas or watercolor paper), and a video of her to trace without carbon paper. Student can opt to draw their own version of Kahlo rather than use the print-out. I just ask that it be done prior to our class. - Canvase or Watercolor Paper (I recommend watercolor paper. (I recommend a Canson XL "watercolor" wire-bound journal as a good beginners journal. The watercolor paper can stand up to paint and water, but works well for simple sketching as well as glue and collage material. They can be found in many Michaels stores, but I ordered my most recent one from Amazon: ( )and it is the 9x12, though there is a 7x10. Just make sure it says "Watercolor" on the front. -pencil & eraser (prior to class) -acrylic paints or markers in bright colors - brushes -water jar -old rag & paper towels
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some painting of Frida Kahlo will be shown at the beginning of class, but I will choose just a few, and no nudes of any kind will be included.


Penny's Colorful LifeCome learn, create, let loose and explore the world with me!
66 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me

I have an education degree and many years of experience teaching and creating art, from fine art to crafty projects, from artful home projects to designing and painting theatre sets for plays and musicals on the stage.

I love to teach children... 
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