Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is an important holiday that commemorates the date in which all of the African slaves learned that they had been declared free by the Emancipation Proclamation. Inspired by the Juneteenth flag and a beautiful painting created by the late, award-winning illustrator, Sonia Lynn Adler, we created two simple resist watercolor paintings.
For the flag resist painting we used a white crayon to draw the shapes. Meanwhile for the fireworks image, we used a white oil pastel to draw the lines. Both paintings were painted over with a Crayola watercolor set.
How do you think the Juneteenth flag is similar and different from the U.S. flag?
This simple art activity has a cross-curricular connection to social studies and ELA. It's also a great way to reinforce the art elements, texture, line and value. Have a fantastic summer!
Wow! It's hard to believe that it's already summer. The year seems to be flying by. At any rate, we are ecstatic that summer vacation has officially begun. We are also excited to share some of our favorite art resources that are inspired by Father's Day.
Books about Dad
We love these children's books that feature stories about loving fathers. These are a few of our favorite books that display beautiful illustrations.
Father's Day Cards
We have a set of colorful Father's cards available at our online gift shop.
Super Hero Father's Day Card
Here's a video we created several years ago with steps to create a super hero themed Father's Day card. Download a free copy of the template for this activity by clicking on the file below.
Paint With Dad
This picture is of a beautiful family who participated in one of our paint party events. We created a template of the family using tagboard. They traced the template onto a 16" x 20" canvas using a black sharpie. They finished the painting by painting the sillouhette black and background blue with acrylic paint. We hope your Father's Day is filled wth love and creativity.
Happy Father's Day!
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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