Art Class Day 3

Wow it is day three already!  I hope you are having a lot of fun!  I am hearing some funny stories about kids making messes in their homes - and it makes me laugh!  I hope you are taking pictures of their messes because someday your child will get a kick out of them and you will laugh too!  

Remember that the most important thing is to have FUN!  I know I have said that many times but I am going to keep saying it.  I had a friend ask me, "where do you draw the line between allowing creative expression and having your child do the project right?"  That is a great question.  In my opinion there is no WRONG way to do a project.  Creative expression always rules.  When children enter the public school system they will mostly be given step-by-step art projects where the outcome is pretty much the same for each child.  So while they are little, give them as much opportunity as possible to experiment with their own ideas and to do things their own way - in fact encourage it!  If your child is not into learning about all the art concepts.....  than just skip that part of the lesson and do the projects that fascinate him/her.  My son Liam finds color theory and art history and all the details in the lessons fascinating, my son Lance could care less most of the time.  So I try to keep it as entertaining and fun as possible for him and I try to sneak in some art vocabulary and concepts here and there.  You know your child the best.  

Having that said, here is Day 3!

*The instructions and step-by-step pictures of these projects were only available online for 48 hours.  If you would like a personal copy of all of the projects, the printables and bonus projects then you are welcome to purchase my class PDFs.  To learn more about them click here.  

(Day 3) project 1:
Warm and Cool Color Panels

(Day 3) project 2:
Warm or Cool Abstract Painting


  1. So thankful you are taking the time to do this awesome service!! My son and I are having a great time following along. You did read my mind in answering your friends question, I've been wondering that myself. Thank U again!!

  2. Thanks so much for doing these! We haven't started the class projects, but we will soon...hopefully tomorrow.

    I tried downloading the file for the warm and cool color panels, but all of the text came out as symbols. I just changed the font in word and was able to read it, but I just wanted you to be aware.

    Thanks again!

  3. Thanks for the class. We are going to wait until summer to start and I think it will be so fun.

  4. Hi Dani:
    We did this one today and they are breathtaking. Seriously. Paintings of my dreams! Will the petroleum jelly dry overtime? It seems like the more I rub the more paint comes off. And I didn't want the kids to rub too much b/c it changed the painting. Most of the paint has been removed but am wondering what's going to happen with the petroleum jelly. Thanks.

  5. That is a great question about the petroleum jelly. What you should do is allow the painting to dry for at least 24 hours and then try wiping all the petroleum jelly off again gently. The paint should set permanently - even where there is petroleum jelly underneath the top layer. So you should only be wiping off petroleum jelly, and not paint. I hope the helps!