Here's a fun lesson to wrap up the summer-flip flops on a beach towel. My inspiration for this style of painting came from one of my favorite artists, Tricia Robinson, who I discovered at Seaside Beach in Florida. Her art is so fun and colorful!
This is a great lesson to teach texture, collage and color.
12 x 12 Canvas
I always have students plan and practice their design on paper first.
When design is ready, paint onto canvas in a light color.
I even let them trace their shoe if they wanted since this was not a "drawing" lesson.
I always try to keep it "fun" and not stressful
Outline all in black acrylic paint and let dry completely (doesn't take too long in this heat)
Using acrylic paint and gel medium, paint on a thick layer of paint
Tear paper and stick into paint or add texture or words with tools like fork, stamps, etc.
Possibilities are endless-add texture, add words, borders....
Don't forget to paint the edges and touch up your black lines at the end. These paintings took 2-1/2 hours to complete and the ages ranged from 7 to 12 years.
There are a lot of great books out there too for kids and art, and that introduce collage and papers into projects-I'd love to hear your favorites!
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