As we reunite for the fall semester it's nice to take time to reflect on the great parts of the summer. I hope you all had the chance to do something creative and exciting. Experiences and story-telling are the best inspirations for art.
This can be an interesting way to find inspiration.
Ask for permission first.
Here are some simple ways to use oil pastels.
Check out the eBackpack lesson about the Impressionist Painters for inspiration.
Oil pastels are great for blending and mixing, but not so great for fine detail.
This is a simple painting using both acrylic and tempera paints.
It's a fun way to explore painting techniques, like blending and layering.
You could easily do this with other landforms or settings.
Acrylic paint can stain clothing, be careful.
This is a fun paper collage style.
Matisse would mix his own paints, but you can use multi-color paper. Think about using a color theme or pattern.
This technique can also be used to create abstract art.
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Chalk pastels can be really fun and quick to use.
Try a piece like this to get started.
Think about making your own cut-outs or stencils... what could you make?