Each year I do painting workshops for children where I teach them how to paint a portrait of Santa Claus. I do this in groups of 6-8 and it takes about two hours. Here's how I teach kids how to draw Santa Claus. I start out breaking him down into basic shapes. Once they get the basic design down, I show them a variety of painted Santa portraits and how the shapes are incorporated. Then they can change it up and make it their own.
Santa Variations using shapes
Some Santa portraits...I love how they each turn out so unique!
These were painted by 2-5th graders.
Painted in acrylic on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas.
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