Tropical Still Life

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Here is another class I did last summer. This was for a 9 year old and up class. I arranged a still life of some tropical type items which the kids drew and painted with acrylics on canvas. We used some nu pastels to add texture and interest. This was a good class to teach proportion and composition. The kids really enjoyed the subject matter and the process. We did quite a bit of pre drawing before we started on the canvas. We also talked about Matisse and his use of color and pattern and how vibrant that made his paintings. I think they all did great!