Welcome! We are excited you are participating in this year's art challenge. For each of the challenges in this week's set, there is a recommended grade level. However you are free to choose any of the challenges from the set. You may also do the challenge with the assistance of a family member.
Complete at least one project preferably the same day or during the week. Due by July 18, before 2:00 PM.
Email or text the image or short video clip of your completed project, including your first and last name to womeninthearts@gmail. com or (407) 900-5918.
Draw an object from real life. Observe, draw including light, shadows, and try to draw it as real as possible.
This challenge is recommended for middle, high school, and above. Simplify or increase the level of detail depending on the grade level.
Materials: acrylic paint, canvas or paper, paintbrushes, plastic fork, water, paper towels. Instead of paint you may draw or use any other materials available.
1. You will draw in the basic shapes of The Starry Night painting by Van Gogh, using the image below as reference.
2. Then block in the basic colors with acrylic paint. Start with blues, blacks, and whites, leave the yellow colors for later. Experiment with different color ratios of paint- adding more white will make your blues lighter, adding more black will make your blues darker. The more variations you have of these colors, the more depth your painting will have!
3. Once dry, continue adding more layers of those same colors. Be messy, expressive! Van Gogh has a very imperfect style with his Impressionism so your painting does not have to be exact! 4. While that paint is still wet, drag a plastic fork through it to add some texture that is similar to Van Gogh’s style. Try to make your fork lines follow the movement of the building, the sky, the horizon, not just random strokes. The goal with this technique is to make your painting appear to have a messy/Impressionistic style.
5. Once that paint is completely dry (if it’s still wet, you’ll end up with a green painting!!) start adding in the yellow. Make sure you clean your brushes first! Experiment with different shades of yellow as you did with the blues (the more white you add, the lighter it will be, if you add black to yellow it will turn into more of a greenish-grey).
6. Continue adding layers of paint to your painting and dragging the fork across your new layers of paint! This process continues until you're happy with your painting!
This challenge is recommended for all ages. Parental assistance as needed.
Materials: 1 sheet of square paper
7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Suite 50-635
Orlando, FL 32819
Respect copyright. Encourage creativity! All rights reserved © Women in the Arts Inc.