3.29.2011

Art Class Day 11

Welcome to week 3 of my four week Intro to Art Class!


*The shapes search worksheet and the instructions for the Pressed Shapes Abstract were only available online for 48 hours.  If you would like your own personal copy of the entire art class projects, worksheets and BONUS projects you can purchase the Art Class PDF.  


Shapes Search Exercise:



































Pressed Shapes Abstract:


10 comments:

  1. Looks cool. We haven't done a shape hunt for a while. The children really enjoy them. Was wondering if anything can be used as a substitute for the acrylic medium as that was something we were unable to get.
    Thank you and blessings

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  2. Thanks for your question kewkew. I am sure you are not alone, molding paste probably did not fit into many family's budgets. However, I suggest putting it on your list of supplies to buy eventually because you can make beautiful paintings with it. Plaster of Paris was suggested as a recommendation to substitute for molding paste, however I have not personally tried that. I suggest that you still pull out cups and a beaded necklace or other objects you have around your house and dip them into paint and press them onto the canvas or paper to leave the print of the objects. That will look neat and will still teach about shapes in art. I hope that makes sense.

    Dani

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  3. I am planning on doing your art class with my kids this summer. Right now I am working on gathering supplies. As this is all new to me I am wondering about acrylic paint---how long does it last? I have noticed there are packages with small tubes with more colors and then there are larger tubes with less colors. I am wondering which I would rather have. I have purchased canvas for my 3 and 4 year old to paint on to hang in their rooms. I figured I was going to give my daughter pastel colors (pink, yellow, green, and lavendar) to match her room. With that being said would I rather get larger primary color tubes and mix them or get the set with smaller tubes and more colors. I'm not sure how much paint I will need. I'm not sure how much I will use it beyond your class because I don't really know how. Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful resource for us. I've been talking about your class with my kids and they are excited to begin it come summber.

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  4. Yes thank you Dani. That did help. The molding paste is on our to buy someday soon list, but with the car needing a transmission and the van needing brake work I don't think Hubby will look too fondly on my request for more art supplies right now. I was thrilled that we were able to get the paint and oil pastels so we have been able to follow along so far. The girls really look forward to their art lessons.
    Was wondering if you have been getting my emails. I was wondering if you had ever heard of the artist biographies that I had found. Haven't seen any of the pictures I sent so thought maybe my emails aren't getting through for some reason. Just wondering.
    Have a blessed day

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  5. KewKew-

    I apologize but I have not been receiving your emails. Please resend them to me! My email address is daniute@msn.com. I would love to see your pictures too, I am so sad I have not received them.

    Dani

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  6. In response to the questions asked by 'anonymous'.... those are good questions about acrylic paint. The professional acrylic paints last for years! That is as long as the lids are sealed tight. I still have a few colors from college that are in great condition. Since you can create all colors through mixing red, yellow and blue - maybe you should just get the basic colors to start with. I also recommend buying white and black. That is a good place to start and then you can purchase a set of a large variety of color later. I hope that helps!

    Dani

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  7. Hi Dani:
    Just purchased your PDFs. I am d/l them as I type. I can't wait to get my hands on them. We have not been following along due to being back at school but I decided that these will be great weekend/summer projects. And what great keepsakes.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    LP

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  8. Hi Dani -- I am overwhelmed with my three budding artists artwork! How do you store the papers that crinkle up? What do you do with your boys' creations? Do you have any cute ideas or projects to do with them? I have 3 kids that have made over 60 painting so far and I hate to part with them, but they are starting to take over my home. I would love to display them somehow or do something fun with them to celebrate what the kids have done! Most of it has been on heavy paintng paper... thanks!

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  9. I love your question about how to store artwork! I would love to do a post all about ideas.... Hummmm, I think I will post about it the week after the class is over like around April 20th. I hope you can wait that long. I will try to make it very helpful, I have some fun ideas! After the class is over parents could probably use some advice about what to do with all the artwork - thanks for the suggestion!

    Dani

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  10. I had the same questions about a substitute for the molding paste as well as how to store the artwork, so thanks!

    Also, I'm so excited to have a little art show and painting session for my little girl and her buddies. She's building up quite a portfolio here!

    Thanks for your class! She loves doing it!

    ~Katie

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