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Weekly Acrylic & Watercolor Mixed Media Painting for Beginners (Age 8-11)

In this on-going class, students will learn to use acrylic paints, watercolors, and mixed media through various projects each week. We'll use these techniques to create landscapes, animals, and more! New projects weekly
Lauren deSerres
73 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will explore many techniques using acrylic paint, mixed media and watercolor through the creation of different projects. 
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. 
Students may choose to complete any unfinished projects during the week when they are not in class.
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.** _____________________ Markers _____________________ Elmers Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) - Pack of 2 $7.00 on Amazon Glue stick could work as well. I like UHU brand or Elmer's ______________________ Painter's Tape ______________________ 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 Towels ____________________ cotton swab, or sponge ____________________ Dish of Water (or two) _____________________ Regular old towel for drying brushes ______________________ Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser _______________________ Acrylic Paint _______________________ Watercolor Set: I recommend a pan set rather than tubes. Amazon: Blick: ___________________ Watercolor Pencil set ___________________ Brushes ___________________ Drawing supplies: Pencil and Eraser ___________________ Ruler ___________________ Crayons: 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 ___________________ Apron ___________________
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
In this class, students will learn acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and collage techniques which will allow them to have the confidence and skills to create their own works of art in the future.

Art Techniques:
Color Mixing
Color Wheel
Crayon Resist
Wet on Wet
Watercolor Galaxy or “drop technique”
Watercolor Pencils and how to use them
Rubbing Alcohol
Dry Brush
Tape Masking
Sunset Resist
Plastic bag or bubble wrap
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please see the materials list to make sure your learner is able to use these supplies. 


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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