Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Children's Art Class Idea
These are some sample pieces of art for an art class I may be teaching this Fall.
They are mixed media collage on canvas. The style and technique is taken from Eric Carle, children's book author and illustrator. Here is a link to his website and a technique demonstration. The tissue paper was painted in different colors laid down right next to eachother and allowed to dry. The canvas background was painted with acrylic paint. The sandy bottom was painted then covered with a then layer of golden acrylic medium glass bead gel. The dried painted tissue paper was then treated with effects made by painting some netting material with black paint and then pressing it to the tissue. Shapes were cut to look like fish, shells, seaweed etc and glued on the background with modgepodge. The canvas edge was painted black. A white gel pen was used to add detail as well as a fine brush dipped in black. The whole thing can be finished with acrylic gloss medium.