Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stephen Mann and Brush Art 4 Kids

Stephen Mann spent the day with a group of budding child artists at Brush Art 4 Kids, a branch of If u like ART, a great art studio in Manly run by Daphne Katos. The event was called: 'Paint with a Local Artist'. The subject matter was Shelly Beach.

Stephen began the class by using the white board to sketch out and explain the composition, balance and anatomy of the painting. Stephen then asked the children to mix mauve and white to create a lighter mauve colour and this was used to paint an outline on the canvas. One student asked why the mauve should be used. Stephen mentioned that this was because mauve mixes with every other colour. Stephen explained step by step how to do the sky, clouds, rocks, beach, water and people. The children used a range of paint brush sizes and learnt how to use complimentary colours and successfully create shadows in the correct direction depending on the source of the light.

The children were encouraged to ask questions and were invited to gather around Stephen's canvas to learn particular techniques.

The end results were quite amazing as you can see. Every child left with a beautiful, completed canvas and extremely proud parents.

Yours in Painting!

Contact:Daphne Katos
Art Director
If u like ART studio
Address:Shop 2, 200 Pittwater Road,
Manly NSW 2095
Phone:0409 569 483

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