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Let's Paint a Valentine Snowman With Acrylics!
In this one-time class, we'll paint a snowman in a step-by-step guided lesson that includes lots of options for each snowman to be unique!
No prior drawing or painting experience needed because I'll be leading each child step-by-step through this fun painting project. Plus I'll be sure to include a lot of choices along the way so that each child can create a unique painting. As we sign in to the classroom and get our painting supplies ready, we'll chat about snowmen and any past experiences of building one in the snow! However, children do not have to have experience building a snowman to be successful with this project....
Students will learn about the differences in types of acrylic brushes, an acrylic paint sketching technique as well as a snowy texture technique, and how to use light and shadow to create a more three dimensional look. I will also introduce them to a specific color mixing technique.
We won't have a homework assignment but if your child is not finished painting by the end of our time together, that would be something easily finished even after our class ends. We will have covered all the major steps, but a student may need a little more time after class to finish painting. It's also possible that your child will want to continue creating more snowman paintings independently after this class.
1 file available upon enrollmentONE 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 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.) 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. PAPER TOWELS Please also see the attached photo that includes 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 class to celebrate and encourage each other's progress and results. I'll watch for individual needs for additional instructions and painting tips.
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Meet the teacher
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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