Zoom Art!

Our Zoom classes are going very well.  We’ve settled into a rhythm where we meet as a group, do some contour drawing to warm up, and then everyone gets individualized instruction as I go around the zoom room checking on the progress of each student’s work.  It’s fun, and anyone can join these free classes.  With Mother’s Day coming up, for the next couple of weeks, we’ll be doing paintings that might be able to serve as mom’s day gifts, too.  Kids had a few suggestions for this week’s work, so we’ll be doing a tiger, giraffes, and a swinging chimp.

Last week’s works were large sea animals based on the theme of our annual auction to benefit OPAK – Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids. If we end up not being able to have the opening for the show, I’ll figure out a way to do a virtual auction, but still hold hope that Bramhall’s can host us and our show at a later date.


ZOOM CLASS SCHEDULE links & reference pix

ZOOM13 – Tues, Apr 28, 3:30-5:00  ID: 872 1852 5463   Password: 089713

ZOOM14 – Wed, Apr 29, 3:30-5:00    ID: 835 0723 4654 Password: 035959

ZOOM15 – Thurs, Apr 30, 3:30-5:00 ID: 821 5645 0041  Password: 081184

Zoom13 Tuesday reference

Zoom 14 – Wednesday reference

Zoom 15 – Thursday reference

MATERIALS LIST – Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the materials. Some kids are using oil pastels and colored pencil with satisfying results.

  • Sketchbook and pencil for value study
  • Canson Mi Tientes paper or some other textured tinted drawing paper. If all you’ve got is white, that’s okay too.
  • Backing board and masking tape – you can use a piece of cardboard or foam core to tape the paper to.
  • Soft pastels with hopefully some dark darks.  Dick Blick has a cheap student set here: https://www.dickblick.com/items/20016-0489/  And if you’re willing to spend a little more, Jack Richeson pastels are a good value. The darker and more saturated you can find, the more expensive they are. https://www.dickblick.com/items/20016-0489/
  • Gum eraser
  • Vine charcoal

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