Homeschool Field Trip (1 student)
Homeschool Field Trip (1 student)
A Wintery Art Field Trip!
Howdy there art lovers 👋 We're taking a virtual field trip on Friday, Dec 15th to three different winter wonderlands (ooohhhh ahhhhh).
By popular request, we'll have three age groups (make sure to pick the right one!). Materials and details for each group are below.
Beginners to advanced students welcome.
I'll send a calendar invite with a google hangout link after you sign up. If you have any questions, please reach out at email@example.com or (984) 221-8539.
See you soon!✨
Ages 5-8 (8:30-9:30am): A Beary Snowy Day: Learn how to draw and paint a winter bear
Materials: pencil, eraser, crayons, watercolor paint, watercolor paper, paint brush, water cup, paper towel
Description: Learn how to draw and paint a winter bear with watercolor. Pull up a comfy chair and get ready for a magical ride through the wonderful world of watercolor! In this hour-long adventure, participants will learn how to draw a bear wearing a hat and scarf decorated with patterns using crayons. Then we will bring our creations to life with watercolor to complete this festive winter-inspired masterpiece.
Topics/techniques: Elements of art using line, shape, pattern, wax resist, painting techniques, guided drawing practice.
Ages 9-12 (10-11am): It’s Sweater Weather! Explore texture using watercolor to create some fuzzy sweater illustrations
Materials: pencil, eraser, crayons, salt, plastic wrap or a plastic baggy, tissue or napkin, watercolor paint, watercolor paper, paint brush, water cup, paper towel, tape
Description: Experiment 4 different ways to create texture using watercolor and choose your favorite one to turn into a one of a kind sweater illustration! Grab a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea, and let’s dive into the magical world of watercolor to create a masterpiece inspired by the season. In this hour-long adventure, participants will learn 4 watercolor techniques using common household ingredients to take their watercolor paintings to the next level. After a quick drawing demonstration to create a sweater, learners will choose their favorite texture to add to their sweater and have the option to add a character and background to complete the work of art.
Topics/techniques: Elements of art including texture, line, color; wax resist, watercolor wet-on-wet technique, guided drawing practice.
Ages 13+ (11:30-12:30pm): Dancing Lights in the Night: Learn how to paint the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) using watercolor
Materials: watercolor paint, watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, paint brushes, tape, paper towel, water cup
Description: Learn how to create a magical nighttime landscape of the northern lights using watercolor. Students will see pictures of the northern lights for inspiration and we will talk about how we can use watercolor to create the nighttime sky full of light and color. Students will learn about the elements of landscapes to create their own landscape to accompany their magical sky.
Topics/techniques: watercolor techniques including wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, layers, contrast, color theory, landscape, negative space
Meet your teacher
"Bob Ross with less curls"
Lauren Blackwell is a watercolor artist and teacher from Raleigh, NC. She has been painting for as long as she can remember and has the best job in the world - helping other young artists tap into their creativity and grow as young humans.
Before ArtWithLauren.com, Lauren worked as an educator at the Life and Science Museum (think Bill Nye, but in real life) and as an art coordinator for the City of Cary's Parks and Rec Department (think Leslie Knope, but in real life). Lauren holds a bachelors degree in Design from North Carolina State University.