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Happy Little Acrylic Painting Art: Paint a Northern Lights Scene Step by Step!

In this one-time class, students will get step by step instructions to create a mountain scene with the stars and the Northern Lights in the sky. No experience is needed!
Heather Stewart-Williams/DragonVault (She/Her)
189 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 3 learners
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year olds
learners per class


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Meets once
60 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of basic color blending techniques.

Students will improve their understanding of the use of depth in a painting.

Students will improve their understanding of different ways to use a brush when painting.

Students will improve their understanding of art as a means of self-expression. They will learn how to practice positive self-talk, and they will learn how to utilize constructive criticism.
I have been painting and creating artwork for many years. I have also been teaching elementary school aged kids for over three years. I have used acrylic paints with my students in my own classroom.
Learners will need acrylic paint in the following colors: -Dark Blue (I use "Phthalocyanine Blue" by Liquitex) -White (I use "Titanium White" by Liquitex) -Black (I use "Mars Black" by Arteza)\ *Very small amounts of the following: -Neon or bright Green (I use "Fluorescent Green" by Liquitex) -Neon or bright Pink (I use "Fluorescent Pink" by Liquitex) -Neon or bright Yellow (I use "Fluorescent Yellow" by Liquitex) Learners will need also need: -A canvas or heavy mixed media paper. I will be using a smaller canvas, but any size canvas or paper will be okay. -Two flat paint brushes: one larger, and one smaller. Any brand is okay. -A cup for water to clean your brushes. -A paint palette, or a paper plate to use as a paint palette. Acrylic paint can stain, so don't use a regular plate. -An easel is optional! If you chooses to paint without an easel, make sure to have a flat surface that is protected by paper towels, newspaper, or butcher's paper. You can buy the canvases, the paints, and the supplies at the art supply stores (Michael's or Jo-Ann's), or in bulk on Amazon. Please allow time for shipping if you choose to shop online. Paint Brush Tips: Sometimes the brush hairs come out of new brushes when you paint, so I recommend "water painting" a cardboard box or a paper plate. You can wet the brush and swirl it around, tap it, and do brush strokes with the brush to get out any lose bristles before you paint. It is also important to clean your brushes and let them dry properly after painting so that they work properly next time.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parental supervision or guidance is suggested for inexperienced or younger learners. Acrylic paint will wash off of skin and surfaces such as tables, but it will stain clothing. It is suggested that your learner wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on, and that your learner is in an area that can be wiped down. I suggest putting newspaper or paper towels under the area where your learner will paint in case of spills.


Heather Stewart-Williams/DragonVault (She/Her)
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Homeschool Mom, Artist, and Writer (Special Education and K-12 Certified, Nearpod Certified Educator)
189 total reviews
198 completed classes

About Me

I was an elementary school teacher for over four years, and I am also certified in Special Education. I enjoy teaching every subject, including art and music! I want students to have fun while they are learning. When students have fun and make a... 
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