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Sunset Dog (or Cat) Silhouette - Personalize It for Your Pets

Complete this fun painting in 60 mins - You are welcome to add more to your silhouette and make it unique to you!
1 total review for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 10

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 5pm
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Class Experience

Students will Learn: 
The basics of Acrylic paint
The basics of mixing paint
How to cover the canvas and get comfortable with blending
Strengthen their "Power of Observation"
Brush pressure when drawing the silhouette
Accepting where their creative skill is in the moment
Encouraged to take "Progress photos" of their creations
Remembering to breathe when painting and/or doing something challenging
Lovejoy has over 15 years of experience helping beginner painters gain confidence as well as encourage creativity for a balanced life.
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Painting Supply list - Link to master supply list here ( Purchase from Amazon, Micheals, art store, etc. Paint - Blue, Black, White, Red, yellow Brushes - 3 brushes Surface - canvas Please have a scrap sheet of paper to practice your silhouette design Wear old clothes or an apron Paper plate for mixing Water cup Paper towel or rag table cloth or newspaper to protect the tabletop camera to take progress photos good attitude ______________________________________ SUPPLY DETAILS Surface to paint on Options: Recommended Sizes - 8x10 in, 9x12in, 11x14in. given the timeframe of the class please don't use a larger canvas unless you plan on finishing after the class Stretched Canvas or Canvas Panel (Optional - heavy Watercolor paper & watercolors) Brushes: 3 brushes Large flat brush Medium flat brush Small Pointy Brush *synthetic acrylic brushes are the best and most affordable **the Artist loft brand brushes are GREAT to purchase Micheals has a 12 pack for $5 - great value Acrylic paint: Please try to get "student grade paint" - Liquitex basics ($5-10/color) is what I recommend You will use more white than any other color, so I recommend buying an extra white colors needed for this project: BLACK WHITE BLUE Red Yellow **we will generally use 1/2oz of each color, so when you buy paint you can get multiple projects of out a 4 -12 oz tubes
Creativity is a very personalized process, I encourage my students to take "Progress photos" so that when done, they can look back at how they transformed a blank canvas into a painting. These photos are a great visual documentation of their learning. In a year or 5 years, they can look back at their photos and realize how far their skills have come. Thus boosting their morale/ self-esteem to do more creative things.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
 Visual aids and video, to demonstrate the process will be shared via screen share on zoom. 


Lives in the United States
Step by step painting for first-time & beginner painters
1 total review
5 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lovejoy, or LJ . I have taught first-time & beginner painters exclusively for the last 15 years, in San Diego, CA & online via youtube and my school (

Many of my first-time painter classes are great for ages  8... 
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