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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chinese Lanterns #1

Next Thursday I will be teaching a little painting workshop for 8-years-and-up people at our nice library as part of their summer Art Camp program.  We will be decorating Chinese Lanterns, nylon ones from Dharma, with acrylic paints.  I spent part of my day starting mine so I had an example to show the group.  Very FUN!  My theme is the Moon's face in four seasons.

This is summer.

Autumn

 Winter Moon

These are 10" diameter lanterns.  It seems to work best to not draw on the lantern blank with pencil but just plunge in with the paint brush.  I think I will encourage the kids to do some preliminary sketching on paper to develop a design prior to working on their lanterns.

I saved the Spring moon to demonstrate in class.
Look for a post of the workshop end of next week, and enjoy your Saturday!

4 comments:

  1. How cool this is! Do you know about Chinese lantern plant -- abutilon? It's in the same family as hibiscus (malvaceae). Check them out!

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  2. That's a great idea! I hope William Wallace comes back from safari! Pasha's safaris are very close to home these days, thank goodness!
    Have a great class, sounds very fun.

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  3. I love the moon faces! What a terrific project. I'm sure it will be a huge hit.

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