Artist Paints Amazing Artworks with a School Tempera
Local Auckland artist James Edwards
paints amazing artworks with a
FAS Super Tempera School Paint.
Click Here for more image and an interview with James Edwards
How to Paint a Tree using a dishwashing brush and FAS Super Tempera School Paint.
Kids Art Lesson:
This painting looks so complicated and detailed but it’s not. It’s so easy to create the detailed leaves with a simple plastic dishwashing brush and to help with the tree; we have a free Tree Outline Template with our printable PDF of this lesson plan.
To print off the Tree Template: Click Here
You will Need:
Paint: Thick quality good quality Green paint. Super Tempera or Student Acrylic are both ideal for this.
Old plastic dishwashing brush
Spare sheets of paper for testing.
Shallow paint trays or old plastic container lids.
Black marker for details.
Let’s Get Started:
Print off the Template of the tree trunk. (see above)
Colour the trunk in with a crayon or marker.
Pour a little paint on to your paint tray or plastic container lids. You will only need a little amount. If you are painting autumn colours use yellow, orange and deep yellow. Otherwise use green and leaf green for the tree leaves.
Use a pressing stamping action with the brush to get the leaves effect on the branches of the tree. Try testing on a spare sheet of paper until you are happy with the consistency of the paint.
Once dried you can use a black marker for highlights
Tip: Less stamping of the paint looks better.
Mixing two or more green leaf colours looks great.
An acrylic paint works well
Cheaper brands of paint may be too thin for this artwork.
Painting Bugs with Paper Folding Art.
Learn how to paint colourful bugs, beetles, ladybirds and grasshoppers. This example shows how easy it is to create and paint bugs of all sorts of shapes and sizes with Super Tempera school paint.
There is a lot you can do with paint that you just can't do with markers, pencils or crayons.
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Learn how to do School Painting with Glass Marbles
This is so easy and so much fun!
There are some things you just can't do with pencils, markers and crayons.
Mirror Butterfly Painting
It is like looking in the mirror, whatever you paint on the left side of the paper is reflected on the right side. Try making butterflies using dark colours with bright highlights and finish them off with a felt pen for the details.
There is a lot you can do with colourful paints that you simply just cannot do with crayons, markers and pencils.
Download the PDF printable worksheet:
YOU WILL NEED:
Black marker for details.
Lets get started:
1. Prepare your work area. Lay out newspapers or a cover sheet.
2. Fold the paper in half to make a light crease before you begin. Open it out. You may find some very young children will need to have the paper folded for them.
3. All the painting is done on one side of the folded paper. Try to get some colour along the central fold line. Use bright colours in a random ‘surprise’ effect.
4. Re-fold the paper. Rub the paper with the palm of your hand trying to work the paint from the centre to the outer edge.
5. Allow to dry. Thick painting may take longer than normal artworks.
6. Add the final extras. Eyes, feet, legs, dots or a nose with felt pens or crayons.
Try not to apply too much paint that will squeeze out of the folded paper.
But just enough so it will transfer when pressed together.
FAS People Paint
Kid’s love to paint people of all shapes and colours. You can make your own skin tone shades by mixing white, red and brown shades. But it is much easier to get a set of skin tone shades that are mixed and ready for instant use.
Children can now paint every skin colour under the sun!
If they don’t see the exact shade they need, it’s a breeze to mix one. Best of all, Super Tempera paint washes right off skin and clothes for quick & easy clean-ups. Lots of classroom fun.
Children love painting their own self portraits.
This is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing.
Non-toxic and safe for school kids in the classroom.
More Information See FAS People Paint:
A school Classroom set of a super thick paint in flesh tint shades.
Let your artwork and portraits come to life with FAS Super Tempera People Paint Skin Tone Colours.
Mixing it up adds a creative and colourful punch to your artwork.
Here are two school painting ideas that are totally different but share the same basic painting technique. An ideal project for the classroom.
Mixed media painting:
The idea is to paint the key parts of the painting completely separately. Then you paint your background and glue the parts together to make the final picture.
The offers a 3D-like depth and texture to the final artwork.
It requires a little planning before you begin.
Mixing Primary Paint Colours to get Secondary Colours:
There are 3 primary colours - red, blue and yellow.
No combination of other shades can create primary colours, however all primaries can be mixed in various combinations to make more colours (hues).
Kids at an early age are usually only interested in mixing primary colours to create secondary ones, and mixing secondary colours to create tertiary.
Basic Primary Colour Combinations:
Red + Blue = Violet (Purple)
Blue + Yellow = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
Have at the look of an example colour wheel above:
Black Paper Painting with School Paints:
Try painting on black paper instead of a stark white blank page.
It adds a dramatic mood your painting even before you begin painting any colours on the page. The black undertone seems to enhance the intensity of the colours.
It really does change the lighter colours. Look at the greens of the grass.
A Simple Guide to Using Glitter Paint
Using Glitter in the classroom is Messy:
Glitter is messy it gets everywhere!
Once it is on your hands, it’s on your face, it’s in your hair, then door handles, benchtops, chairs and floors. And don’t get me started on clothing. So why do we put up with all this mess? It’s all about the bling, the sparkle.
Art Teachers don't like glitter. There is even a blog full of help called "Art Teachers Hate Glitter"
Is there a way to use glitter without so much mess?
The simple answer is yes. It has been around for a long time too.
The glitter particles are held together within a paint and this stops the messy transfer of glitter that is normally left loose to fly around the room.
Is Glitter sprinkled over glue or paste less messy?
This doesn’t work either as glitter still gets everywhere because the glitter is loose and still gets airborne.
A fun engaging colourful project that you can spread over 4 different school painting lessons. A great way to get children thinking about the colour of the four seasons. It is always a lot of fun getting your hands covered in paint.
Finger Painting School Paint Lesson Plan
LEVEL: Pre-school and Early Primary.
There is nothing that is more fun for kids, than to have colourful squishy paint all over their hands. To be creating a colourful masterpiece is just an added bonus. Finger painting can also be great for the grow ups too. Just look at what you can create with your fingers and some Super Tempera.
Roller Painting with Tempera Paint School Lesson Plan
Try making your own colouful Wrapping Paper.
Kids love this art lesson.
It’s kind of like magic art for children of all ages like to have a go at it. But best of all it is simple colourful and fun.
LEVEL: Preschool and Early Primary
Children love sponge painting. It teaches children about shapes, colour and how paint gets absorbed into the sponges. It also offers a quick and simple way to make colourful artworks.
You will need:
: Small pieces of sponges or a sponge brush. Kitchen, bath or craft sponges are ideal.
: Super Tempera Paint in a small bowls or paint trays.
: Plates or trays
: Clothes Pegs
: Permanent marker or crayons
: Apron and a cover sheet or newspapers
: Paper towels – for clean-up.
Download PDF Worksheet:
Let’s get started:
Sponge brushes are ideal for this as they have a good handle for little hands. See photo
Use clean bright colours.
The small bits of waste sponge you cut off are great to making interesting details like leaves and grass.
Squares, triangles and diamonds are popular shapes for sponge painting.
Popular ideas are to paint a yellow circle and stamp on the flower peddles or it could be a sun and stamp on the sunrays. Also you can use the sponge in a stamping action to make a wallpaper effect.
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Keep your Work Space Clean.
by Ron Gribble
Not only clean, but organised also. If you cannot control the colour while it is on your pallet, how can you hope to control it on your painting?? If you are not organised you will get frustrated, and rush it. Near enough is not good enough, and never will be. Below is my studio pallet set up on glass. There are some points below that will help you to achieve nice clean colours;
Never mix colours with a brush. There is no quicker way to lose control of a colour. Note the Pallet Trowel that I use above. This does not have your knuckles receiving as much paint as the brush does.
Clean your pallet off regularly, you cannot be too fussy. When you switch to light colours, clean it off again.
If you are painting outside ( Pleine Aire ) then you should be making sure that the wind does not destroy your ability to concentrate. Use ‘Bulldog Clips’ to hold rags and paper to clean your brushes.
Rags should be used only to clean the excess turpentine from your brushes, but paint that is cleaned from brushes, or pallet should go into an old copy of the phone book or similar. This is absorbent, and easy to flip the next page over, to create another nice clean surface to clean your next colour on.
All held down by another trusty Bulldog clip, as you will see above. You can have the heavy clips hanging down the side of your pallet to save mixing space? The wind will find out your weaknesses, and drive you crazy with them!! You cannot have too many ‘bulldog clips’.
I use this glass pallet on an old Tea Trolley in the studio, but this is far too heavy for on location.
Ideas for School Paints:
Inspirational and creative ideas on how to get the best from FAS educational paints.