One-Time Colorful Butterflies - Easy Acrylic Painting Art Class (Ages 5-8)

Learn to use acrylic paint to create these cute colorful butterflies in this 45-minute one-time class for students ages 5-8. I'll be painting step-by-step right along with you. Choose your own butterfly colors!
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45 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
My mission for all of my classes is that every learner has the opportunity to be creative. I believe creativity is so important, and I want to give students the chance to express themselves in a safe and comfortable environment. The goal is for each student in this particular class to complete an entire acrylic painting, and learn about techniques and the brushes we use during class. 
I have a BA in Art - Concentration in Drawing and Painting. I have been teaching art at the professional level for the last 8 years. I love to work on painting in my free time, and I illustrate children's books! 
No homework will be assigned, but if students would like more time to work on their artwork, they are always welcome to paint after class. 
Learners will need a couple of supplies for painting. If you already have some supplies feel free to use what you have! You WILL need paints, brushes, and a canvas to complete this artwork! For this painting feel free to customize your butterfly colors to something you like. The paints listed are for the colors I used on the example painting, but feel free to get creative. I do recommend ACRYLIC paint, regardless of color as it dries quickly and will give the best result for this artwork. 

Gesso Primed Canvas (you can also use a canvas board or canvas paper. I will be using a 12x16in canvas, but anything around that size will work great! - 
Blue Acrylic Paint -
Black Acrylic Paint -
White Acrylic Paint -
Red Acrylic Paint -
Yellow Acrylic Paint -
Purple Acrylic Paint -
Large Square Brush -
Small Round Brush -
Paper Plate (or something to use as a paint pallet) -
Cup of Water
Paper Towels

If you would like or need to purchase new supplies, Amazon links are provided. Most supplies can also be purchased at your local grocery or art store.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Acrylic paints can be hard to get off of furniture and out of clothing. Please make sure students have a space to work that is ok to get a bit messy. I recommend wearing old clothes that you won't mind if they get a little paint on them. Acrylic does come off of hair and skin with just a little soap and water. 


Elizabeth Guilford
Lives in the United States
Inspiring Creativity Through Art & Gymnastics
198 total reviews
305 completed classes

About Me

My mission is to inspire and develop students' creativity through art and movement. I believe creativity is an important life skill that is not always cultivated in a traditional classroom setting. I am so excited to be a part of... 
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