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Ominous Autumn Landscapes (Ages 8-11)

In this watercolor and drawing class, we'll work together to create ominous and spooky landscapes to celebrate the spooky time of year. We'll make haunted houses, eerie graveyards, foreboding forests, and more.
Lauren deSerres
73 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will explore basic watercolor and drawing skills and use them to create ominous landscapes from their imaginations
I've been teaching grades K-12 for over a decade and have used this curriculum with a multitude of ages. This curriculum has been used and modified over the years so that it will set students up with the tools they need to be successful in creating their own works of art. In addition to teaching art, I am a professional painter and I use these same tools to create my art. My approach to teaching is hands-on, exploratory, and creative. I like to begin by demonstrating the basic skills, having students demonstrate the basic skills, and then allowing them to apply those skills to a creative project. I meet students where they're at and my goal is to grow their skills and their confidence so they feel empowered to tackle their own projects outside of class. 

Learners are encouraged to take risks, ask questions, and also to use their mistakes to create new techniques. This is a growth-oriented class, and exploration through process is the main goal. It's the journey that's important, not the destination. Students will learn lots of new techniques that they can add to their "artist toolbox." Once they have these techniques, they can use them to explore projects on their own.
Tools for this course:
**I encourage you to gather these materials from around the house. You don’t need to purchase these specific items if you already have them. The sources are suggestions.**

Art Box to store tools in. Cardboard box works well!
Safe, flat place to dry artwork
Table that can get messy
Salt (coarse grain or coarse grain sea salt works best, but table salt will also work)
Crayons Crayola works best (white crayon especially)
Rubbing Alcohol or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Paper Towelsor Regular old towel for drying brushes
cotton swab, or sponge
Dish of Water
Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser
Optional: Large circle object to trace for Color wheel (about the size of the paper)
Watercolor Set: I recommend a pan set rather than tubes.

Watercolor Pencil set
Drawing supplies:
Pencil and Eraser
Crayola Crayons $5.99 on Amazon
Watercolor Paper Pad:
Canson (100510941) XL Series Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12", Fold-over cover, 30 Sheets $5.97 on Amazon

Students will participate each day in feedback show and tell time. They will present their work of art to the class, and tell what they like best and what they think they could've done better. 
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
*Though we love scary landscapes, we will not be creating any super scary stuff in this class. Students are encouraged to keep their landscapes fun and spooky.*


Lauren deSerres
Lives in the United States
MFA, Mixed Media Painter
73 total reviews
48 completed classes

About Me

My passion has always been visual arts. I think that art-making and creating is part of the human experience. Creation comes in many forms, and I believe all are equally important. All students deserve to be treated as human beings capable of... 
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