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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Degas Dancers!

I think perhaps this may be my favorite lesson I've designed for our Home School Classes and Painting with the Master's classes.

We learned about Degas, his study of dancers, his technique and his use of movement in his paintings. The outcome was amazing! 

All ages from 5-15 nailed this one! 

( In Honor of our French Painter...this song seemed fitting :) 

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First, we discussed various ways an artist can depict movement.

Then, they were instructed to quickly draw one of these ideas. So wonderful! 

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Then each child chose a favorite color to paint their background, we distressed the edges for texture and interest and began our "underpainting" with white paint and step by step we discussed how to "draw" with our paint brushes on their canvases.

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This is not an easy task to let go and allow themsleves to freely "draw" with paint and not have an eraser.

They truly were magnificent!  

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After this was accomplished, these sweethearts began to fill in detail in black and the black on white contrast i truly adored! 

Check out how awesome!! 

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Cade is 5 :) Great job buddy!!

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So lovely!

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Here are just a handful of 22 of our amazing artist's renderings of Degas and movement.

I am so proud of them!!!

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 We would LOVE to have you create with us! New classes start November 8th! 

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