Elizabeth joined Developing Artists in a private group class at the age of seven. Since that time she has been working through the 'Design and Color' program and recently finished her colorful abstract watercolor that shows different painting tricks and techniques. With this project the student explores various types of liquid aids like rubbing alcohol and liquid mask. Students are also introduced to dry helpers such as salt, plastic wrap and tape that can enhance a painting. Additionally students get a chance to use special tools such as oil pastels, crayons, sponging, splattering with a toothbrush, blowing thru a drinking straw and various scratching tools that make the painting process more adventurous. This exploration gets students imaginations revved up and willing to see more possibilities in future paintings. Elizabeth jumped right into this project with excitement and loved getting her hands dirty along with the entire table.
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