let's create: painting animals in art history. thursdays, october 8-29. 4-5pm
In this four-week virtual painting class, young artists will be inspired by animals in art history. Specifically animals acting like humans in art history. This is a theme that reoccurs again and again, across cultures. We will explore C.M. Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker and create comical monkeys dressed in clothes inspired by the Abraham Teniers, Barbershop with Monkeys and Cats. Young artists will create watercolours with pen and ink inspired by the Ukiyo-e cats and a concert of birds inspired by the recurring motif in Flemish 17th century art of birds sitting in treetops and singing off a piece of sheet music. Along the way, we'll have lots of fun while learning about colour theory, composition and one big ol' word, Anthropomorphism.
- watercolour paper
- permanent fine tip black pen
- acrylic paint (primary colours, white and black)
- container for water
- paint brushes in various sizes