Cici Art Factory
PET PAINTING WORKSHOP Age 10+ starting Tuesday June 30th 10:30 PST
In this three part series with Liz Clay of Cici Art Factory, we’ll create an acrylic painting of your favourite furry bundle of joy. Your puppy, your cat, or any baby animal of your choosing. We’ll work from a photograph and slowly over the course of 3 sessions finish with an acrylic painting that pulls at the heart strings. We’ll explore different techniques including:
- How to paint eyes
- How to paint fur
- How to mix colours
- We’ll talk about capturing emotion and feeling by the angle of the head/ears.
We’ll be using acrylic paints. This means that this paint can get onto clothes and surfaces and not come off if it dries (the trick to getting it off clothing or surfaces is to remove it with water when wet). Please wear an old shirt or paint smock and then if the paint does get on a surface you’ll need to clean it before it dries.
- Acrylic brushes - one small fine tip for details, one medium and one larger
- Plastic lid, piece of glass for paint palette.
- Canvas. 16” x 20” or 11” x 14”
- Paper to sketch on and pencils
- Paper Towel
- Large jug of water
We’ll be working from a photograph. Please have a great face-on photo that shows the white’s of the eyes and ideally the angle that you like. Or we can use generic photos as well. If you’d like to paint one of my baby animals then we can also work from that. If possible, please email me your photo beforehand so I can double check it. email@example.com
COST & SCHEDULE
- CLASS ONLY $50
- Siblings: $75
- Tuesdays June 30th, July 7th, July 14th 10:30am-11:30am
Please note that I’ll record each session and can send it out to anyone that misses a class.
Class One: Tuesday June 30th 10:30 am
- Paint the background in on the canvas (either plain white or with a texture)
- Sketch out the animal in pencil on paper
- Introduction to using mixing acrylic paint
- Paint in the main animal outline on the canvas
- Wash & Clean up
Class Two: Tuesday July 7th 10:30am
- Mixing acrylic paint
- Paint in the main shape of the animal and begin to add detail
- Focus on the eyes
Class Three: Tuesday July 14th 10:30am
- Finalize the detail on the robot
- Blend the animal into the background with shadows
- Add any text and clean up
- Title the piece and sign it
The beauty of working on this piece in a zoom class is that I can give each and every one of you ideas and feedback on your work. I can give a few pointers on how to work with acrylic paints to achieve the desired results. It’s a fun, interactive process!
Liz Clay is a Vancouver based visual artist specializing in art for little eyes. Elizabeth is a graduate of Emily Carr University, is a mother of five and is passionate about creating art that sparks imaginations, educates and guides growing minds. Her work (www.ciciartfactory.com) is whimsical with an element of play.