Tag: Getting Started

  • Art Supplies

    Rumriver Art Center has a limited quantity of art supplies for sale at about 50% off retail price. If you are looking for quality art materials for holidays check out our selection. Prismacolor or Derwent Pencils in tin boxes;24 watercolor pencils- $20 (retail $44)24 colored pencils – $15 (retail $44)12 Watercolor pencils – $12 (retail… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Toucan

    One kids favorite subjects to draw is birds and who does not love the toucan. Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The name of this bird group is… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Emperor Penguin with Chick

    We had a drawing workshop this week on penguins and I wanted share one of the projects with you. The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing… Read More

  • Art Journal #105: Grid Drawing

    One of the exercises I like to do in my journal is a grid drawing. I start by coming up with a theme for the grid, in the example I used birds. Choose any theme you like. We want to see how the subject changes from first box in the grid to the last box… Read More

  • Artist: Henri Rousseau – Surprised! Storm in the Forest

    One of the best animal artists for kids is Henri Rousseau. 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. He tried to paint in… Read More

  • Artist: Georgia O’Keefe Oversize Flower

    Georgia O’Keefe (1887 – 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe was a major figure in American art from the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style. She had a long and varied career but is… Read More

  • Holiday Greeting Cards

    We have received our first batch of students holiday greeting cards from Artsonia. If you are still looking for greeting cards these are unique. Your child’s artwork is on the front and a personalized message is printed on the inside. They have four templates to choose from. For more information click here.    

  • Animal Drawing: Bush Baby

    The Senegal Bushbaby which is a small, nocturnal primate. The name “bush baby” may come either from the animals’ cries or from their appearance. They are agile leapers, and run swiftly along branches. They live in Africa south of the Sahara and nearby islands including Zanzibar. They tend to live in dry woodland regions and… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Great Horned Owl

    One the favorite birds for students to draw is the owl, in this lesson we are inspired by wildlife artist Robert Bateman.  Great Horned Owl does not really have “horns” but tall tufts of feathers. When disturbed, the owl raises the tufts and sits very still so it can blend into the tree bark and… Read More

  • Holiday Tree Landscape

    A perfect project for this time of year is abstract holiday tree landscapes. Materials; 140lb watercolor paper, oil pastels, acrylic paint wash, gel medium, tissue paper and white-out are optionalHow to make Acrylic Paint Wash; Use 2 parts water to one part Acrylic paintMix in gel medium gloss Step #1: Draw a wavy line about… Read More