Effective December 13, 2020 the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the current public health restrictions in Alberta. Check out our blog for art activities and up to date news.
Welcome to our first art instruction video! Lynn LeCorre, Education Coordinator at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, will show you how watercolours can be playful and fun. She will show you how to paint an ammonite. This watercolour project is suitable for beginners 8 years old and up.
Tips from the video:
To draw the ammonite, start with a spiral line from the center outwards. Add curved lines to create cells within the spiral.
Watercolour paints come in tubes and cakes.
Use medium grade watercolour brushes in a few sizes of flat and round to start. No need to invest in expensive brushes, but don’t buy the cheapest as it will affect your painting experience.
Include neutral colours (browns or greys) into your colour palette to make the bright colours pop.
Add cool and warm colours for contrast.
ART THEORY TIP: repeat colours throughout your painting to create colour harmony.
We are temporarily closed as of December 13, 2020 due to current health restrictions in Alberta. Please note masks are mandatory for all visitors age 5 and older. When we re-open, our Gallery Hours are as follows:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm Sunday & Monday Closed except for MAGsparks appointments on Mondays. Holidays CLOSED