Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio Still Lifes

This week I did a still life painting workshop. Students painted on a 16 x 20 canvas with acrylics. These students ranged in age from 2nd grade to 5th grade (amazing!)- and completed their paintings in 2-1/2 hours.


Here's our set up that they were painting.

I teach as we go, and do some demo, but I try to never paint on the students canvas. These were done all on their own.

I have baby wipes for the students to use for mess ups-work great for removing paint from the canvas.

I really encourage them to paint loose and have fun with it-not to get to bogged down in a lot of details. I emphasize basic shapes and color/values.

I'm in the process of setting up a Facebook page for my art studio. If you are a Facebook user I'd love for you to "follow" me so you will know about my blog posts and other artsy crafty things as soon I they happen ; ) I'm trying to figure out how to get a button on my blog, but for now, just click HERE and it will take you directly to my page. Please share with all your friends, especially if you're local. I'll be posting any upcoming workshops on Facebook too.


  1. These are beautiful! Love the light and shadows.


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