Tempera and acrylic are versatile art supplies with endless possibilities in the art room, but they also provoke a host of questions. What product will produce the best results? How do I manage the mess? How can I take specific techniques and turn them into successful art experiences for my students?
This course addresses all of these questions and more as you explore best practices in both tempera and acrylic painting for the classroom. Topics will include brush selection, storage, and organization as well as color theory, mixing mediums, and advanced techniques. This is a painting class designed just for art teachers.
Whether you are teaching advanced painting at the high school level or are looking for a more successful approach to tempera at the elementary level, there will be something new to learn in this class. Best of all, you will become a painting expert yourself. You will have the time and the opportunity to try new techniques firsthand as you create a teacher showcase series and final portfolio.
To complete this course, you will need some basic painting tools and supplies – many of which you most likely already own. You will need tempera paint in a variety of colors, brushes, drawing paper, painting surfaces, palette knife, palette, acrylic paints, and acrylic mediums. We will send a basic list of supplies (including a Blick U list for easy ordering) via email once you’ve enrolled.