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Art Together Autumn 2013: Color (27 pp)
Welcome to the first issue of Art Together: E-Zine, a quarterly publication that has existed solely in my mind for far too long now. I’m excited that it finally is a Real Thing, so I can share it with you. I hope to inspire confidence in artists of all ages, and I do believe we are all artists in some way. Each issue will have a different focus—perhaps a technique, or a principle of design (as with this issue, COLOR)—along with information and activities supporting that focus. Hopefully you find something within these pages that speaks to you or your child. My dearest hope is that children and adults together will explore and play with art, with no expectations of the finished product in mind. Experiment! See where it takes you. Play together. Exchange ideas. My brand of art is free and loose, playful and fun. I hope you enjoy it.
In this Issue:
The Color Wheel
Artist Spotlight: Vincent van Gogh
Featured Material: Acrylic Paint
Activity: Color Mixing
Activity: Black Outlines, Painted Color
Tip: Setting Up a Still Life
Activity: Painting with Color Schemes
Resources: Annotated book lists for color and Vincent van Gogh
What people are saying…
“The two biggest things I’ve gotten from Amy is to focus on art as a process, rather then an end product; and that I can do art too even though I don’t think I have talent for it.” –Jen, iHappyRee
“Amy is all about encouraging families to create art together, to relax and experiment, and to instill in our children (and ourselves) the idea that art is for everyone.”–Michelle, Raising Cajuns
“This week we have spent time with some of the exercises and suggestions made by Amy in Art Together. It has been wonderful to see some of those lightbulb moments that come with not only learning something new, but applying it in new and creative ways.”–Dawn, Simple Things Notebook