Art for Your Classroom / Lesson #9: Shadow & Highlight

Are you planning your back-to-school calendar and need to include art in your program?

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Acrylic Muse wants to be the resident artist in your classroom!

Check out ” LESSON #9: Shadow & Highlight ” on Teachers Pay Teachers at
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LESSON-9-Shadow-Highlight-3228502

And have a great year!

 

Teachers Pay Teachers Art Space videos are for the absolute art beginner.

LESSON #9: Shadow & Highlight (also known as ‘Painting the Black & White Egg’), shows you how to use shadow and highlight to create depth in your work.

This 8:12 minute video will walk you through the process of carefully observing a subject and translating what you see on to paper.

Includes discussion about the importance of being bold with your paints and illustrates how to transition from dark to lighter colours.

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Art Supplies for Acrylic Painting

ART SUPPLIES / art board, canvas, paper

What art supplies do I need?

Should I use art board, stretched canvas, or paper when learning to paint?

My answer, clear and simple is, USE THEM ALL! 

Beginners in art & painting often surmise that the only way to produce a 'real' piece of art, is to create a masterpiece on canvas. This is verifiably untrue and if you've been led to believe it, it’s time to think again!

Canadian artist, Emily Carr created her  early works on paper bags; Jackson Pollock painted with ashes; early Pompeiian artists painted on plaster in the first century A.D., and fabrics and textiles from thousands of years past, remain today. 

These artists created with easily accessible materials that inspired them to create when the urge struck. And we can do the same.

Creativity, experimentation & genius must not be confined by the materials we do- or don't - have. And any moment of inspired genius, whether captured on art board, stretched canvas, or paper, is priceless.

 

To learn more about the pros and cons of using art board, stretched canvas and paper for your painting projects, check out "How To Paint with Acrylics Handbook for the Absolute Beginner", and see how they're used, with "How to Paint with Acrylics Lessons for the Absolute Beginner". Both books are available through acrylicmuse, on Amazon and at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

 

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About the Instructor

Hi! I’m Janet. 

I’ve not always thought of myself as a teacher.

In fact, four years ago, after sitting  across from a tarot card reader (yes, a tarot card reader-) who proclaimed, ‘…you will teach many people in the years to come..’ ,  I walked away, thinking, “Well, that’s interesting, but how could I ever be anything other than what I am, right now, (a full-time artist)? How could teaching possibly become a part of my already-full days?”.

Two months later, much to my surprisjanet bright artist canadian artist art instructione, I found myself telling a table full of strangers I had embarked on a writing project, to create a book for ‘non-artists’, about the basics of painti
ng.

With a clear personal directve, that all any of us needs to ‘be an artist’, is an awareness of our own creativity and the encouragement to learn more, my one book writing project grew, and today, I’m thrilled to finally share HOW TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, with educators like yourself, (and with the world!)

HOW TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS
FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, is a series of 4 books and 20 short videos of clear, concise, and straight-forward learning for all ages. Presented in the series, is information and encouragement about the supplies, skills and creative thinking you need to get that first stroke of paint on the canvas, and keep you coming back for more.

If you’re a new art teacher, have been assigned to teach an art class and need resource or assistance, or if you are an absolute art beginner, HOW TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS is just what you need to get started in your new role as artist and art teacher-

After all the time this project has spent in development, I’m seeking every opportunity to engage with teachers, artists and ‘non-artists’ in a more active way, through conversation, guest blog posting, linking, and collaboration. I would like to work with you!

My own art is influenced by art, architecture and film training and I love what I do. 

When not painting, I’m most often at the computer, editing photos or video for digital art projects (my second passion), or I’m writing in a beat-up notebook at the corner coffee shop. 

I love to hike & travel and am working desperately to improve my Italian language skills (still holding at 16% fluency). 

I am so looking  forward to hearing about your art experiences and seeing what you create!  Send images of your work (really!) and I’ll reply with  feedback if you’d like. 

Contact me at paint @ acrylicmuse.com and see my work at www.collectedworks.gallery

Paint. Be Inspired. Paint. Paint. Paint. 

 

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How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner on AMAZON

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$3.99 USD on Amazon

Creating art teaches us to focus on details and requires that we pay careful attention to our surroundings. When we create, we see the world from a new perspective and boost creativity in all aspects of our lives.

How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner is an overview of the Absolute Basics you need to start painting today, with Clear Concept Descriptions, Photos, Diagrams, Illustrations, Terms & Definitions and Ideas to help you become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be.

Read How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner in conjunction with How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner, also by J. Bright and get ready to create.

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You can read this book on any device; phone, laptop or tablet. All you need is the Kindle App. Get it here:  for Android and here: for Apple

HANDBOOK Table of Contents

1. Welcome
2. There are Painters Who Transform the Sun..
3. Paint Basics
.  Acrylic Paints
4. Paint Quality
. What’s Best for the Beginner
. The Value of High Quality Paints
. The Value of Student Quality Paints
5. Paint Brushes
. The Parts of a Brush
. Shapes & Uses
. Bristle & Handle Types
. Brushes for the Beginner
. Caring for Brushes
6. Painting Surfaces
7. Other Supplies for Painting
8. Space Requirements
9. Colour
. Colour from Light
. Colour Pigments
. Organizing Colour
. Relativity of Colour
. Terms & Definitions
10. Layout & Composition
. The Visual Weight of Colour
. The Visual Weight of Objects
. The Rule of Thirds
. Distance & 3-Dimensionality
. Terms & Definitions

Paint! Be inspired. Paint. Paint. Paint

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Sketches, Doodles and Notes about Nothing, Everything and Art on AMAZON

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$1.99 USD on Amazon

Keeping a notebook is vital to the creative process, reinforcing observation, communication and expressive skills on a regular basis.

” Sketches, Doodles and Notes about Nothing, Everything and Art ” is a selection of pages from artist J. Bright’s collection of over 75 notebooks. It is a companion book to “How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner” and “How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner” also by J. Bright, due to be published in spring 2016.

An interesting, fun and easy read, the handwritten notes, sketches and doodles in this book will give you ideas about how to get started with a notebook of your own. 

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You can read this book on any device; phone, laptop or tablet. All you need is the Kindle App. Get it here:  for Android and here: for Apple

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