Paint Your Pet Art Camp - Create a Personalized Acrylic Painting! (Ages 7-9)

In this 2 week art camp, students will learn how to paint a portrait of their pet with acrylic paint. Step-by-step instructions! No experience is needed, we will learn the techniques to create a beautiful pet acrylic painting on canvas.
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60 minutes

per class

Twice 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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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 of their pet 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. 
No homework will be assigned, but students may want to work on their painting outside of class time. 
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 acrylic paints, brushes, and a canvas to complete this artwork!

Gesso Primed Canvas I will be using a 16x20in canvas for this project, but feel free to choose your own size 
Acrylic Paints in Your Pet's Colors - Normally white, black, a couple of brown shades, and whatever color you would like for your background. I will let you know what exact colors are needed once the students have picked out their pet reference photo in Week 1. Every pet is different so each student will need different paint colors.
1in. Square Brush 
A couple of smaller brushes - I prefer a mix of square and round brushes
Paper Plate (or something to use as a paint pallet) 
Cup of Water
Paper Towels 
Stick of Graphite (or Graphite Paper)
A printed image of your pet, the same size as your canvas. These prints can normally be made very cheaply at any office supply store. I ordered a black and white architect print for a couple dollars. 

Most supplies can also be purchased at your local grocery or art store, please let me know if you have any questions or need help with supplies! 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week 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
303 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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