Art Project #37: Taking an Art Class

As part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge, I signed Alec and myself up for a family art class.  He's been asking to do a class together for quite some time and a friend of mine had one planned as a fund raiser.

We were looking so forward to it!  Just a fun day for the two of us.

We made these adorable owl paintings (that are now hanging together in our foyer).

It was fun but we did find it frustrating at times.

We had a HUGE class and there just was not enough of the art teacher to go around.  Luckily I am a pretty good artist on my own and was able to help Alec through his frustrations and I swore that if we ever signed up for another class I was going to travel with my own brushes (since many of our problems stemmed from the brushes we had to choose from). But all in all we had fun and we were happy with our finished results.

Adding stars to our finished picture

We first started painting our backgrounds and blending all the shades of purple together.  Once we had our backgrounds the way we liked them we used black paint to paint our trees, branches, and the little ferns underneath the tree.

Finally we added our owl and all of his features and then dotted the canvas with white for some stars.

Alec's completed painting 

My completed painting

It was such a fun day together and really, that was my focus.

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Proejct 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 


  1. What fun! I'd love to take an art class someday :)

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    1. It was a great time. We have a local studio that does these fun "paint nights."

  2. Love your paintings! Great idea for family bonding time!

    1. Thank you! I sure thought that owl was adorable.

  3. Love your paintings! Great idea for family bonding time!

  4. What a fun mom and son date! I have always wanted to try one of these classes! Its good to know not to expect a lot from the brushes!! It looks like he had a blast, though!


    1. He did! He LOVES to paint; in fact he's had his birthday party at this place twice but I think he wanted to have a special day just the two of us. It was wonderful.

  5. What a great idea! My daughters would love to do this!

  6. What a fun family activity! Your paintings came out great. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party! Remember to comment on one of the featured posts from the party hosts for a better chance to be featured next week.


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