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Holiday Art Camp: Make Four Funky, Funny Abstract Birds

Over five classes, we will create the funkiest, funniest abstract birds you've ever seen!
Lindsay Eyre
137 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
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year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$12 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn what it means to be fearlessly creative. We paint our birds to please ourselves, not others, so there is no reason not to experiment and go wild! While there is freedom in this kind of creativity, it is also important to learn basic art principles to make our composition pleasing. We will combine creativity with artistic principles to make funky, funny birds we can be proud of. We will also learn how to carefully praise the work of others to help them see what is working best in their paintings. We will learn to be unafraid to show our works to the class as they are in progress. We will learn to let go of perfectionism as we work and to trust in the editing and refining process. Everything can be painted over. Anything can be made better with a little time and a little paint.
Students may want to work on their birds outside of class, but this will be optional. 
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A supply list with purchase links will be sent when students enroll in the class, but here is a general overview: 1) 4 canvases of some kind to work on. This can be anything from a thick piece of art paper that can handle acrylic paint or an artist's canvas or a piece of wood (can be plywood). Any size 8 x 10 or larger will do. Cost can be as little as $1 to $10 per canvas/board. I will send a link with all the options when you have registered for the class. 2) Paint. Acrylic paint is preferable. A basic set of acrylic paint ranges greatly in price depending on the quality, but the cheapest acrylic paint will work for our class. The cheapest option would be tempera paint. The quality is not as good as acrylic, but it is definitely possible as your artist is learning. I will send you a range of options when you register, but you could spend anywhere from $10 to $45 on basic paint sets. 3) Crayons, pencils, things to scribble with. Most of these you probably already have. I will send you a list of my favorites. 4) Brushes and things to make marks with such as pottery tools. You probably have many of these lying around the house. I will send a list of my favorites. 5) Gesso and sealer: Everyone will need Gesso as a primer for their paintings unless they are using paper. You can buy Gesso in many different sizes and brands, but plan on spending around $10 for a bottle to cover all four pieces with plenty left over. I will send a link with some nice options. Same with the sealer. You may already have this lying around the house, but a good sealer (such as Mod Podge) can be as cheap as $3. 6) I will include extra supplies that can be purchased for fun, but are not necessary.
A written report will be available upon request filling parents in on their child's efforts and progress. 
5 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Lindsay EyrePublished Author and Artist
137 total reviews
74 completed classes

About Me

I teach history and social studies, language arts and English, and art classes. I have a Bachelor's degree in History (Brigham Young University) and a Master's in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (Vermont College of Fine Arts). I... 
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