Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907 –1954) born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. She was best known for her self-portraits. Frida Kahlo is a inspiration to us all, she overcame numerous obstacles to be one of the most famous Mexican artists, even though she did have her own… Read More
Do something creative and help warm the hearts of older adults at a Senior Housing facility. Create some postcards using materials that you have around the house.
Henri Rousseau “Toucan in Enchanted Jungle” Henri Rousseau (1844 – 1910) was a French artist did not start painting until he was in his 40’s. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau’s loving attention to detail that made him an exceptional… Read More
In this project we Canjun Artist George Rodrigue’s iconic Blue Dog as our inspiration for our drawing project. We take you step by step to draw your Blue Dog. The materials you need are drawing paper, pencil, eraser, sharpie, and some materials to color with. You can use pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolor, paint ect to… Read More
In this project MaryLeah Marshall of the Rumriver Art Center teaches a fun watercolor technique to make birch trees. MaryLeah uses a piece of a cut credit card a straight edge brush to apply pigment on 140 cold press watercolor paper. Material needed for the project; – 140lb Cold Press watercolor paper – small strip… Read More
This Rumriver Art Center lesson focuses on the Element of Art of line and texture. We use Richard Holzschuh’s amazing drawings for our inspiration. To create our Holzschuh project we use pencils and sharpies on heavy duty drawing paper.
For today’s Blog Post I am using one my favorite paintings the Scream by Edvard Munch. In this lesson we use Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” to learn about the element of Art of Perspective. Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter who frequently used a vanishing point in his paintings. In this lesson we a… Read More
This project helps us work on our primary and secondary colors. The Spring flower project helps us focus on warm and cool colors.
We did a color art project using the Mexican Sun/Moon to focus on warm and cool colors.
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to outdoor landscape painting. Monet was best known for his waterlilies paintings and the Japanese Footbridge over a lily pond in his private… Read More