3.22.2011

Art Class Day 7


(Day 7)
Straight Lines Abstract:


*The instructions for this project were only available online for 48 hours.  If you are interested you can purchase the PDF of this class which includes instructions and pictures for all the projects, plus worksheets, and BONUS projects.  To find out more click here.











12 comments:

  1. I'm loving this week's lessons! I'm seriously going to be so sad when the 4 weeks are over!!!

    And I just wanted to thank you for the brilliant idea for the birthday gift. After purchasing the pdf, I printed it out in color and put it all in a nice folder and then I bought a basic acrylic set, oil pastels, paintbrushes and a package of canvases and I cannot wait to give this to my nephew for his birthday!!! Seriously, what a great idea!

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  2. We love this project. Madelyn is stuck on rainbows - everything rainbow! I love how it turned out. I need good weather to do splatter paint! Ugh!

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  3. Amanda you made my day! Wow, you even put the PDF in a nice folder and bought all those art supplies. Your nephew is one lucky boy to have such a great aunt! Thanks for sharing! I will be really sad too when the 4 weeks are up!

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  4. This project is gorgeous! And I know how much my kids will love the paint splatter tomorrow. Bummer we woke up to snow this morning...bleh. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  5. I've loved following the art class this month. We have a new babe around the house so we're saving our PDF lessons for this summer. I'm so excited to start!
    I had a question for you. In your post answering the teacher's questions, you mentioned leaving supplies out for your boys every day. I have always wanted to do this but I'm always hesitant by the mess and expense (my kids could use all our supplies in about three days). So I was wondering what kinds of supplies you leave out? And do you have a designated spot or are they just taking over the kitchen table?

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  6. Thanks for your questions "crapos," your name makes me smile! I leave out markers, crayons, oil pastels and colored pencils everyday in a little caddy that I bought at Pottery Barn Kids. I posted a picture of it on this post link below. It is the first picture on this post:
    http://www.pineapplepaintbrush.com/2011/03/oil-pastels.html

    I also leave out paper everyday. I occasionally have to change out the markers when they dry or sharpen the colored pencils but it is pretty low maintenance. I just keep it on the kitchen table. I know what you mean about the mess - when my baby gets old enough to grab the markers I am going to have to put them up higher because he is still not old enough to know not to draw all over the walls! Thanks for your question. Oh one more thing..... I often pull out a variety of other art supplies to keep their attention. One day I may pull out tempera paint, another day it may be play dough or liquid watercolor.... it is fun to keep re-introducing the art supplies!

    Dani

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  7. Lovin' the lessons, as are my kiddos! Thanks for organizing everything and presenting it in a fun way. Off to paint lines!

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  8. Dani:
    What another superb idea. Since we are back to school, we have not painted this week. I have a question. If I purchase your PDFs, will you have pictures included as in the exact same ones I see here online? I rely heavily on visuals. Thanks.
    LP

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  9. In answer to your question LP, yes the PDFs include the same pictures I am posting online. I tried to provide plenty of pictures to make the projects very clear and understandable. That is a good question!

    Dani

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  10. Wow, Dani, your lessons are great! thank you for sharing them and being so generous with your time. My kids can't wait to get started, as soon as I have everything together. If I use watercolors for the landscape project, is this best done on watercolor paper? and just curious on what surface you painted the line paintings.

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  11. Dani - We LOVE your spring class! I seriously can't thank you enough for doing this! Today out of the blue, my 3 year old came up to me and said, "Mom, Did you know that the primary colors are Red, Blue and Yellow?" I was surprised that she remembered that term from our lessons last week! I love introducing the girls to the artists too! We checked out books and a kid- friendly video from the library on Andy Warhol and one of the books has become my 5 year old's most read book this past week! I am having fun exposing them to different products/mediums that I never would have thought to use with them at this age! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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  12. Great questions Amy. Honestly I do not think it is important to buy watercolor paper for the water color paintings. I think my son Lance used printer paper - we are pretty lax about paper around here (probably because we go through so much of it). I have used watercolor paper and I just don't see how it is that great - but I spend most of my time doing acrylic painting so if you asked a watercolor artist they would probably say different. You can buy multi purpose art paper at stores like Michael's, and I always have that on hand to use for watercolor painting, acrylic paint, tempera painting, and just drawing. It is thicker than printer paper. I do not really recommend construction paper for watercolor painting because it is too rough and absorbent, you want the paint to flow and mix nicely. Oh and I also like using cardstock because it is smooth but thick and the paper does not warp as much. I hope that was helpful and not confusing! Oh and sorry I did not specify what my boys used for their line paintings, they were canvas panels. You can read more about the painting surfaces on my links on the right side bar. Thanks for you questions!

    Dani

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