Friday, June 29, 2018

Plein Air Paint Class Spokane

SUMMER 2018

Painting: Plein Air  
Whether you work in watercolors, acrylics, or oils there are some great advantages to painting on site. Learn simple techniques for success such as how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationships and value. Our first meeting will be indoors where you will get a list of class locations, learn about the necessary supplies, and create a few useful tools. The next four classes will be on location at various parks in and around Spokane.

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Corbin Art Center & Spokane Parks

#2361   July 11 - Aug.8 (5 weeks) $46

To sign up for this Act2 class please call: 
(509) 279-6030. 

For more information go to:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer 2018 Art Classes at Shine

AROUND THE WORLD

JOIN US AS WE TRAVEL THE GLOBE THROUGH ART! FROM AFRICAN MASKS TO JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOMS, WE’LL EXPLORE CULTURE AND CREATE ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD. YOUNG ARTISTS CAN TRY THEIR HAND AT TRADITIONAL CLAY PINCH POTS, ROMAN MOSAICS AND ABORIGINAL DOT PAINTING.
MONDAY- THURSDAY 9AM-12PM 
JUNE 25-28: GRADES 1-3
JULY 9-12: GRADE 4-6
To register go to http://shineartcenter.org







Sunday, June 10, 2018

Art for Kids: Seahorse Crayon & Watercolor Resist


Supplies: 
watercolor paper
pencils
Sharpies
crayons 
white oil pastels
blue watercolor paint (we used liquid).


1. Using a step-by-step I had the students draw a seahorse (in pencil) with me. Then they added their own original details, erased the mistakes, and sharpied over the lines. They added seaweed, coral, sand, and any other “under the sea” details to their picture before moving on.

2. Before handing out the crayons, I had students erase any pencil lines that did not line up with the Sharpie. Then they colored in their details. I asked that they use warm colors on the seahorse to make it “pop”. I reminded them that it is important to press hard, and color carefully, because anything left white will turn blue during the last step. Also, anything they want to keep white, must be colored in with a white crayon!

3. We talked about what it looks like when you open you eyes underwater. And then used white pastel (you could also use crayon) to draw sweeping horizontal lines, crisscrossing each other across the page. This is to look like light from waves under the water.

4. Lastly, we used blue (or blue-green) liquid watercolor paint to go over the entire picture. I had paper towels on hand to wipe up the paint puddles before setting them aside to dry. 

This is a great project for 1-3rd graders. Simple and fun. It takes about an hour.


Seahorse drawing, fill with crayons and cover with watercolor paint.

I used this example and the how to draw, but showed them how to curl the tail forward as well. Have fun!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fresh off the Easel

I will be dropping these new paintings off at 
39 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane WA
Show runs through month of June. Don't miss it!
"Creek at Potholes State Park"
Acrylic
11 x 14
$85

"Golden Splendor"
Mixed Media
11 x 14
$85

"Superbloom"
Acrylic
12 x 12 
$85