Here we are! Lesson 1. Thank you so much for signing up, kids and "kids-at-heart" too!
Today you will paint your name using the paintings of artist Paul Klee as your inspiration.
Have FUN with it, and I look forward to seeing your paintings online (either at the Facebook group or Instagram #kidsartweek).
Thanks so much!
LESSON 1 SUPPLIES
Today you will need:
-- Paper. You can use a mixed-media sketchbook or any piece of stiff paper (or watercolor paper), about 5" x 7".
-- set of watercolors
-- water and rag
-- optional: ruler
Kids Art Week 2016 - Lesson 1
What is your name? Today you will create a name painting in the style of Modern Artist Paul Klee.
1. Draw a grid with a crayon. You can use a ruler if you like, but it's okay to draw it freehand (and it doesn't need to be neat, either!) Make sure you have enough boxes for each of the letters of your name. Add a row of boxes on the top and bottom of your name, too.
2. Using the chart below as a guide, write in your name in the middle row using a second crayon color.
3. Next, paint! Get out your watercolors and mix up a light color, and begin filling in the shapes. Use as many colors as you like! Try not to let the colors run into each other too much (but if they do, don't worry!).
4. Let dry completely.
5. Next add a layer of yellow over the whole grid. Let dry completely.
6. Finally, use a darker color crayon (like blue or green) and go over all of the crayon lines one more time. Done!
Here are a few finished Name Paintings:
Have fun with this lesson! Post your images at Facebook or Instagram (#kidsartweek), and we'll see you tomorrow!