It is so awesome to be back to teaching!  I love the energy that these little beings bring to my studio –

It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child.
-Pablo Picasso

This week the elementary class completed an acrylic painting of an electrical guitar.  The students learned a lot from this process.  It started with an observational drawing of an electric guitar.  We looked at a real guitar and drew it as accurately as we could.  As one student said, “it’s a lot harder to draw guitars than flowers.”

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We transferred our drawings to a canvas and then began the painting process.  We talked about complimentary colors for the background and the guitar, color mixing and shading.

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They learned that it is better to make darker colors by mixing in a complimentary color instead of just adding black.

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It was so much fun and their paintings turned out awesome!

Thanks for creating with me!

Jamie

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