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Animal Art Cards - Pen & Watercolor with Barb Hinton

• Painting - Mixed Media

Students will create a series of art cards with cartoon inspired (playful) and realistic animal drawings. They will learn basic watercolor techniques to paint the animals, adding texture and fur. We will start with warm-up playful cartoon-style exercises to learn how to identify and draw dominant shapes, and also get used to the nature of the watercolor paint. Then we will move into looking at different animal heads & bodies (cats, dogs/bears, seals, etc.) and create cards based on animal facial proportions. (This knowledge can later be applied to the human body if desired, and utilized for science and social studies such as Beringia history). Art Cards are excellent as seasonal take-home projects for winter holidays, earth day, mother’s/father’s day, Valentine’s Day, thanksgiving, etc. The cards can be produced on a larger scale, however that would require more time and resources (primarily paper).

Grade SuitabilityK-12
Maximum Class Size15-20
Time Required2 hours
Material RequiredTBD (by artist at a minimal cost, or school provide)Artist provides: brushes, paints, paper and construction paper at $4/student.School provides: painting shirts, water.
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesWhitehorse – will go to the communities for longer projects.

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