Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to draw or paint Santa

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.

Basic Shapes

Santa Variations using shapes

Break down

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.

To see more, follow me on Facebook under "Sleepyhead Designs Studio".

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Have a Blessed Christmas!


Kasey said...

I love your blog , I own an art studio in Alabama so I love connecting with fellow art teachers! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Will soon be posting more on mine as well! feel free to follow!

julie huskey said...

Happy New Year!
Please accept this gift of the
Premio Dardos Award from my blog. I love gaining great ideas from your blog and seeing the creativity you inspire from your young artist.
Sleepyhead has been given credit on my artjulz blog.
Happy Holidays!

julie huskey said...

Thank you Kasey! Your art designs are such an inspiration! Maybe one day we can do a workshop together!
I look forward to seeing your students new pieces!!

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