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Art For Families - May 11, 2021

Today's art activity for you to do at home:

Are Your Flowers Out Yet?

On Tuesdays at 11am we go "live" on our YouTube and Facebook pages with art for #families.

We will be using mixed media including watercolour, yarn, and coloured paper to create a pot of flowers that will brighten up any space you choose to display this work of art in Today's Live Art project!

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter @RedDeerMuseum or Instagram @rdmag #MAGsatathome with your creations! We'd love to see them.

Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from different media or materials.

Painting wet-on-wet is applying fresh (wet) paint onto a wet surface or onto paint that is still wet rather than onto paint that has dried.

Wet-on-wet is a direct painting technique that can be used with all wet painting mediums: watercolour, gouache, acrylic, and oil paints.

Watch our YouTube for step-by-step demonstration!


You can download the instructions in a pdf format here.

What You Need: 9x12” watercolour paper, large watercolour brush, water, paper-towel, blue, green, black watercolours, yarn, scissors, glue stick and/or hot glue gun, heavy patterned cardstock in reds, yellows, greens, blues, purples, lighter weight patterned brown paper.

Step 1. Using a large brush dip it in water and paint the water on the top 3/4 of the page, making sure to leave a few ‘cloud’ shapes dry. Create a ‘puddle’ of blue paint on your palette lid and then paint it on the wet areas of your page. *Add some darker paint under the clouds and create some ‘grass’ at the bottom.

Step 2. While your background is drying, begin ripping some paper for your flowers and leaves.

*Its best to have all your flowers prepared before you start assembling your art.

Step 3. Once your background is dry, glue your leaves on near the bottom of the page.

*Remember to leave enough space for your pot if you want one.

Step 4. When you start gluing the flowers, it is easier to put the yarn ‘stems’ down first or attach the stems to your flowers. *This part can be done with the glue stick, however, if you have a hot glue gun it works faster to stick the yarn to the page.

Step 5. Now is the time to add your pot! Fold the sides of your brown paper at a slight angle and under before you glue so it gives the impression of being 3-D. You will also want to fold the bottom under but leave the top unglued. If you have any extra leaves or flowers left, add them now to finish off your mixed media art!

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