A Handful of FAVORITE Art Projects for Home!

In the spirit of listing our SUMMER CLASSES TOMORROW (EEEEK!!!!) and since we have taken a bit of a break from curriculum-based classes at Bloom-Prints Art Studio since the birth of our baby girl, I thought it would be so fun to share a few of some of my FAVORITE classes that I have either written and/or taught for previous sessions...

...Classes that you can do AT HOME with your sweet littles!

Please share your photos with me if you do any of these at home! I would so love to watch your little ones blooming with creativity!!

I hope you all enjoy!!!

1. DEGAS DANCERS - A STUDY OF MOVEMENT

Also, from my "painting with the masters" series, this is probably my favorite study I have ever written! I simply adored their use of movement & watching each artist bloom as they overcame their fear of failure by underpainting in white and not being able to use pencil to pre-draw! Try this one with your sweet kiddos!

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2. THE BOY WHO COULD ENTER PAINTINGS - A 3 and 4 Year Old Tiny Tykes Session

For this sweet Tiny Tykes class I read the book "The Boy Who Could Enter Paintings" (an incredibly imaginative and whimsical story of a boy with an artist father who experiences life inside famous paintings! In this lesson, each child figuratively "jumped" into their paintings (with a picture of their hands on their page) and they finished them with finger-painted flowers!

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3. ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH LITTLES: A reverse painting method

This was a birthday party with a group of sweet young girls, and the birthday girl's mama requested "abstract art" for a theme.  They started by drawing in sharpie, adding color to their blooms and in a reverse style, added their backgrounds in at the end! The result was lovely!

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4.  GEORGIA O'KEEFE FLOWERS (Painting with Glue)

This mixed media project is from my "painting with the masters" series. Each child learned techniques in still life drawing, working in chalk pastel medium, blending and working in glue! 

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Check out a handful of other classes in my ART CLASSES Link! Happy BLOOMING!

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Abstract Painting Birthday Party!

Several months ago, this incredible Artist scheduled her daughter's birthday party with us at Bloom-Prints Studio! Visit her online or if you are local, visit her stunning shop HERE!

Amy had requested an abstract painting theme for her darling daughter and I was thrilled at the opportunity to branch away from our usual, very structured birthday party art.

See below for a step by step tutorial. This lovely project had been derived from this tutorial!

These tiny artists created some stunning work!

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We started out drawing abstract flowers with sharpie markers.

Then the girls were allowed to "free style"...making it their own by adding rainbows, sunshine etc!

I adore how the sharpie peeks through on the flowers, once they are painted!

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Then we started color mixing to build our flowers, staying within a color palate of reds, pinks and oranges.

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To finish, we used a unique technique I found from an artist I studied under years ago.

After our flowers were established and our green leaves added, we built in gray paint around the flowers. (Usually we would work on the background first and then develop the foreground, but I love the whimsical feel this technique offers).

Finally, touches of Gold acrylic were added.

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And this was our Sweet Birthday girl, Miette's painting.

Completely smitten with how it turned out!! Stunning!

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