Young artists will be painting some of their favorite subjects, including a live animal, with the versatile media of acrylics. Techniques will include opaque application on canvas board as well as experiencing the brilliance of acrylics’ translucent qualities on watercolor paper. Family and friends are invited to an Ice-Cream Social featuring a Gallery Opening following class on the final day. No experience necessary.


Young artists will be working on technique and color theory, while painting some of their favorite subjects, which will include a live animal. Gouache will be the media explored in this fun series. (Gouache differs from watercolour in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities.)

Marbling/Chinese Painting Object d’art

This is a very involved, fun project, suitable for gift giving! First, students will be selecting inks with which to make marbleize paper. Next, they will create a Chinese painting utilizing a bamboo brush and indigo ink as an overlay. Artists will then incorporate decorative paper with their art in order to construct a beautiful fan.


Students will be investigating many techniques in watercolour painting, including blooms, blocking out, salt inclusion and wet on wet. Family and friends are invited to a Gallery Presentation of the studentโ€™s artwork and an Ice-Cream Social following class on the final day.