Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Cherry Blossoms!


These cheery little vases of cherry blossoms remind us that spring is here!

These are tempera paintings on grey paper, painted in the style of early 20th century Russian artist Natalia Goncharova. 

You can learn more about how we did them on our earlier post, Cheery Cherry Blossoms! or you can download detailed instructions (pdf) from Painted Paper Art.

Monday, March 21, 2022

More Dragons!


Fantasy subjects such as, (and especially!) DRAGONS, are a popular art subject among many young artists.

We created these dragons within a border filled with symbols and patterns. 

The dragons were sketched in, painted with watercolor, and outlined with ink. Then details were added using Sharpies, metallic markers, and glitter pens. Finally, a background was painted in with liquid watercolors.
Take a look at our earlier Dragon post to see more spectacular dragon artwork!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

More Animals in Snugly Sweaters!

Wolf in a Snugly Sweater

Our last winter art lesson of the year:

Animals in Snugly Sweaters!

So cute, and such a great art lesson, too!

Students learned to observe and sketch wildlife and how to work with ink to create facial details and furry textures.

Then they designed a nice warm winter sweater for their furry woodland friends!

For more details and how-to's, see our original weblog post, Animals in Snugly Sweaters.

Squirrel in a Snugly Sweater
Bear in a Snugly Sweater


Thursday, March 10, 2022

Beautiful Snowy Alpines!

These mixed media Snowy Alpines are so gorgeous! 
        You can see how we made them on our original Alpine Trees         weblog post. For all ages, even younger artists!

Friday, March 04, 2022

We Love Penguins!


Who doesn't love Penguins?

Here's a cute little penguin saying hello!

This penguin is having fun as she hops and dances around in the snow!


This momma penguin watches over the little ones as the snow swirls around her. 

All of these penguins were created on white sulfite paper with charcoal, pastels, and black ink, then cut out and glued to a painted and splattered background.

You can find our original posts about making penguin art here and here.