DIY Summer Art Camp: Painting on Canvas
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Your kids love art class — so give them a little art class at home! Create your own art camp whenever you need a creative and fun activity with a few simples supplies and very few steps.
Steps to Painting on Canvases
1. Trace with pencil
2. Outline in sharpie. (Optional)
3. Add paint colors.
4. Hang and enjoy
Q: Do I need to teach your child how to draw – using a book or video?
A: No – but if they want to learn more, here are some of our favorite resources:
Usborne drawing books: What Shall I Draw? , How to Draw Animals
Drawing with Kids, Monart Method
Thrive Art Online Videos ($ & a bit more prescriptive than I normally like)
Q: What if I want to teach my child about a particular artist’s style?
A: Use the book, Discovering Great Artists.
Q: What should you say if your child’s art isn’t any good?
A: Praise effort, style, or color. Ask questions. examples: “I love your choice of bright colors.” “You worked hard on this, didn’t you?” “How did you get this idea?
A: What do I do with all the art?
Q: Hang the best ones in your hallways, your child’s room, or your office.
What other questions do you have?
Go to: DIY Art Camp with Doodling and Zentangles
Zentangles for Kids