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Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial

Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial
At the suggestion of a friend, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a nice watercolor painting using plastic stencils! It really is quite a simple process and you end up with something that looks professional. I love sharing these little secrets with people. It's fun! So here is what you need to get started... Materials: watercolor paints paintbrush plastic stencils (I found some cheap ones at the dollar store) watercolor paper Step 1: Pick out the stencil you want to use and place it on top of your paper. Step 2: Hold the stencil down tightly with one hand. Step 3: To give it a varied look, add several different colors in random areas of the stencil. Step 4: Fill in the entire area of the stencil and ever so carefully lift the stencil away from the paper. Step 5: Let your painting dry completely and there you have it... your own mini artwork! Tips and Tricks:If you notice that your watercolors are bleeding around the edges of the stencil you can try mixing less water with the paints.

Progressive Watercolor Art Tutorial Ok, are you ready for another watercolor painting tutorial?! I am having fun with these. I love that I get to share some art skills I've picked up over the years with all of you. It's the art educator in me that gets excited :) So, today you get to learn how to make, what I call a Progressive Watercolor Painting. It's something I learned in high school and it's pretty simple to make. So here's how you make it: Materials: watercolor paints & brush watercolor paper a stiff board to tape your paper too masking tape pencil blow dryer Step 1: Make a few sketches. Take some time to plan how you want your painting to look. Here are a few sketches I made, just playing around to see what different shapes would look like. Step 2: Tape your paper down. Lay your paper on a stiff board of some kind and tape it down with masking tape. Step 3: Draw the center of your design. Locate the center of the paper and lightly draw the center of your design. Yes, you paint over the center drawing you made.

Holiday Task | Bolton School (Girls' Division) Art Department Blog Can you transform a simple piece of paper into something amazing? The First Cut competition is open to children and young people from primary school to undergraduate level. Win the chance to have your artwork exhibited at Manchester Art Gallery! There are three age categories: 18 – Undergraduate Level. Bring your entries to the Art Department on or before the 26th October. In art ‘frottage’ is the art of taking a rubbing from a textured surface. Take a look at the Street Art page and when you are out and about over the summer see if you can find something to add to this page! Jane Hissey is a British illustrator best known for her series of children’s books ‘Old Bear and Friends’.

Students Get Into Their Monet Paintings! We are standing on the bridge of our own paintings! Claude Monet and the Impressionists are my very favorite and I really enjoy sharing that love with my students. This project is a special one. We end up having two works of art when we are finished! After learning a bit about Monet's life we use acrylic paint to create a painting inspired by one of his Japanese Bridge paintings. This took a couple class periods. This helped me remove the background using Keynote's Alpha tool. In one of my buildings, we wrapped up this fun project by creating a tissue paper water lilly to put up with our paintings. It put a smile on my face listening to the reaction of the other students as they came down the hall to lunch or to the Art Room. One 5th grader said, "Those are great - are we going to do them?"

Art Curriculum | Fairbanks North Star Borough School District The elementary art program is a unique and time-tested system of instruction and support that has evolved since the program was begun in 1981. At the heart of all the components is this document, the curriculum, which represents a comprehensive approach to art education and reflects the Alaska Content Standards in the Arts. This curriculum works because of the other aspects of the program, wherein teachers are trained, supported, and provided with teaching materials to assist them in providing a strong art education for their students. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Art Curriculum is comprised of: 1) Written Curriculum - This document outlines what teachers at each grade level should strive to teach their students. 2) Art Specialists and Classroom Inservices - The art specialists are certificated teachers who travel as a team around the district. 3) Art Kits - After a lesson is taught during an “Art Round” (30-45 classrooms), it is transformed into an art kit.

Tape painting The whole family has been at it... and now we have a new piece of art in the livingroom. Here is how we did it: bought a big canvas and sprayed it metalic gold (2 layers) added a pattern using washi / masking tapepainted the shapes using different colors acrylic paintgently removed the tapehung it :) Art of the Islamic World Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for EducatorsEdited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar and Claire Moore Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts. Each of the units listed below is also available as a downloadable PDF. These educational materials are made possible by The Olayan Group. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Subject Areas: Visual Arts; World HistoryDownload PDF Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual ArtsDownload PDF Subject Areas: Geometry; Visual ArtsDownload PDF Subject Areas: Science; Visual ArtsDownload PDF Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual Arts; World History; ScienceDownload PDF Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual Arts; World HistoryDownload PDF Subject Areas: Visual Arts; World HistoryDownload PDF

Alaska Arts Education Consortium | Member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network Alaska State Council on the Arts Every child in every school has the right to a well-rounded education, of which the arts are an essential ingredient. Beyond having great value in and of itself, the arts promote the health and well-being of children, including academic and personal growth, critical thinking and analytical skills, the motivation to stay in school and excel and movement skills to help combat childhood obesity. Quality arts education is central to a complete education. Experience with the arts gives children the opportunity to achieve their full potential and become artists, audiences, informed citizens, and professionals who are prepared for success in the 21st century economy. Alaska’s artists and arts organizations are a rich resource that can help schools and communities become creative places where young people flourish and give voice to their personal creativity. The arts can transform the classroom environment, making learning a lively, invigorating experience. Arts Education Links Poetry Out Loud

National Gallery of Art NGAkids Collage Machine If the Shockwave program above does not load, download and install the plug-in. Collage Machine is fun for children of all ages. This recently updated and enlarged version incorporates images from Collage Machine I and Collage Machine II. Click a menu picture and see what happens, or roll over the question mark and hold down the mouse button to learn how the program works. Use the AUTO button for ideas. For best results, run your PC or Macintosh web browser in 32-bit mode. Credits Copyright © 2016 National Gallery of Art, Washington