Project Description

Color and form are the foundations of how we perceive our universe. This program will introduce children to the magical properties of color and how they can use color to describe their world, express their feelings, and connect with each other. We will achieve this through color mixing, abstract and representative painting, and observing the many different color relationships around us.

Final Product

Students will complete a colorful original canvas painting using the techniques learned through the residency.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to mix almost any color from the three primary colors and
    white, demonstrating an understanding of basic color theory.
  • Students will be able to identify the various colors they mix, in particular browns and
    grays, in the world around them and learn how to use these colors to making
    paintings based on things they see or feel.
  • Students will learn how to hold use paintbrushes and learn a number of different
    techniques and styles using these brushes.
  • Students will learn how painting is an important part of human history across cultures and
    why it is important for them in their own lives.
  • Students will develop an appreciation for their own connections to Artmaking.

Suggested Grades

Kindergarten-12th grade

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1.5 hours/classroom
  • Materials: $2.50/student
  • Travel from Eugene

Learn more about Will Paradis here!

Why I teach art:

“I teach because I have something to share, something I learned from years of Artmaking. Teaching, sharing ideas and methods to help another’s journey, is an important calling for an Artist and one I am happy to answer. I want my passion for Art inspires others.”  -Will Paradis

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