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3 In Clay/ Flowers/ Gauguin/ Landscape/ Mixed Media/ Nature/ Painted Paper/ Sculpture/ Tempera Paint

Tropical Landscapes and Tennessee Arts Academy

Tennessee Arts Academy 2015

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Just another day in Paradise!

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Where do I start? What an AMAZING week of Professional Development and 
Inspirational Theatrical and Instrumental Musings
 presented at the beautiful campus of 
Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Luckily, I was offered a faculty position to teach a workshop for the 2015 Tennessee Arts Academy. The workshop session I created involved teaching elementary and middle school art teachers the process of painting with children. 
So I packed my bags and paint brushes and headed south. 
After the first 10 minutes of teaching, I knew I was where I was supposed to be. These were my folks, more like family! 
 
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We did not waste a minute! The studio was a buzz with laughter, fun and lots of painted paper!
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…and of course
SWAG!
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The first project was to create a mixed media still life art piece inspired by Claude Monet’s 
We used Model Magic air dry clay to create our beautiful flowers. They were then dried on a piece of 5″ x 5″ cardboard. 
 
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On the second day of the workshop the participants painted their flowers with tempera paint. They then created a painted paper arrangement and glued them with tacky glue on to the painted paper background.
These were so beautiful when completed.
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Here are just a few……
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 The next project was to create painted paper.
We painted paper. Lots of paper 
with lots of fun materials.
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After the painted paper session was completed we started on various painting projects based on the artist Paul Gauguin.
 Tahitian landscapes, tiki heads and 
tropical flowers to name a few.
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       Tahitian Landscapes & Tiki Heads lessons can be found at the shop
Just look at these awesome students creating projects bursting with colors! My heart was just filled with delight.

 

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Symmetrical tiki heads 
created with painted paper.
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We also created large tropical flowers with tempera paint.
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**Freebie alert**
 you can download the Painted Flower lesson plan here
 
We also had time to do 
Reflections of a Day with Claude Monet!
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If you ever have the chance to visit 
Tennessee Arts Academy 
it is a must!

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The folks in Nashville are lovely and will treat you wonderfully!

 

Love to all my new friends in Tennessee!
 
Keep on creating! 
Laura 

 

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3 Comments

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    ShellyP
    July 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, my goodness! Love these, all of them. I had planned a scratch art tiki face for next year…I may have to borrow this! Looks like you had loads of fun.

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    ΝΙΚΗ ΣΚΟΥΤΕΡΗ
    July 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Αll of them were excellent! Congratulations!!!!!!

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    Katarzyna Wójcik- Respendowicz
    February 4, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I'm under impression.Good job:)

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