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Painting: Excited Line and Curious Color: How Artists Express Emotion in Art!

During this one-time class, we will explore different ways artists use line and color to represent emotion in their paintings. Students will then create an abstract painting using acrylic paint pens!
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

I absolutely love teaching and learning!!  I have an endless curiosity and excitement for art that I bring into the classroom with me.

For 16 years I have taught visual arts in many settings including: University Classrooms, Museums, K-12 classes, Detention Centers, and After School Programs.  I earned my MFA  in Painting and Drawing and have a very active professional art practice.  

I have had work selected by curators such as: The curator of the Andy Whorl Museum, The curator of the Chinese American Art Museum in LA, The curator of MOCA in Utah and many more.  Please see my Teaching Profile for more about me!  

My hope is that each student walks away from my class with a little art magic!
SUPPLY LIST: I have listed some recommendations below a few supplies. Please note that Paint Pens are filled with acrylic paint. Acrylic is water based, however does not come out of of fabric after it is drys. You may want students to wear an apron or art safe clothing. 1) PENCIL 2) 5 sheets of COMPUTER PAPER 3) Set of PAINT PENS: Medium tip water-based paint pens. Any medium tip paint pens will be great! You can pick these up at a local art store or online. I listed a few from amazon below. It is important that your artist has water based paint pens with a medium tip. PAINT PEN RECOMMENDATIONS: Trandpter Paint Markers OR Posca: Higher quality. Student and instructor examples were created using these paint pens. 4) 4 Sheets of MIXED MEDIA PAPER: Any mixed media paper that is 110lb - 140lbs will be great! The weight is how thick it is. We will be using paint, if the paper is to think it will buckle or tear. You can get this at the local art store or online. Following are some affordable options. MIXED MEDIA PAPER RECOMMENDATIONS: -Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 400 Series 6x8in: Student and instructor examples were created using this mixed media paper. OR -Cracker or other food boxes you have at home!: $FREE …and in many cases just as good as Strathmore!! The best are white: flat or semi-gloss. High Gloss does not adhere to the paint well. It is important that they are white.– the brown ones will NOT work! Cut the boxes to: 6x8 in. Your artist will need 4 pieces.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Sonya McAlister M.F.A.
Lives in the United States
Artist Teacher Dreamer
3 completed classes

About Me

I enjoy creating a classroom full of curiosity, exploration, invention, acceptance, and excitement for learning! I love teaching, and believe visual art impacts youth in ways far beyond the classroom. Art education is a lens of discovery:... 
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