Young Artist Classes

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SunSet Tree - Collage and Acrylic Painting 

NO Experience required!

This class is a great start for the beginning artist and will introduce the young artist to blending collage papers with acrylic making a colorful and dramatic painting. 

Combining collage papers to create colorful background.

Combining collage papers to create colorful background.

We will learn to prep our painting surface, select complementary colors, and adhere papers to create a landscape that impacts.


We will blend papers and paint to create a painting that has both distance and foreground. We will draw a simple tree form but will add drama by creating texture with brush strokes and bold colors.


Class Preview:


Who is this class for:

  • A beginning artist that wants to make a landscape. 
  • An established artist who wants to combine collage papers with paint. 
  • Both a beginning and an established artist that want to make an abstract landscape.

What will you learn:

  • How to use a limited color palette to create a painting that makes a bold statement.
  • How to use simple form and color to create an abstract landscape.
  • How to use paint to blend different mediums. 
  • How to create texture using brush strokes and dry brushing.
  • How to have fun with limited art supplies.


Supply List: The SunSet Tree

  • Watercolor paper 90-140 lb. or canvas
  • Brushes: Flat or oval
  • Used gift card or credit card for spreading adhesive
  • Mod Podge or Gel Medium
  • Printed papers, solid color paper, or wrapping paper. 
  • Optional: page from used text book.
  • Vine Charcoal to draw with. (Regular writing pencil can also be used.)
  • White Gesso
  • Acrylic Paints: (Any brand or similar color can be used.)
    • Acapulco (Apple Barrel)
    • Pumpkin Orange (Apple Barrel)
    • Deep Violet (Liquitex-Basic)
  • Sharpie black marker - fine point.
  • Baby Wipes
  • Craft mat or other paint mixing palette
  • Water bowl