Dutch Folk Painting
1. Introduction to folk painting: Small display of one style. Simple explanation. Demonstration using one or two flowers. Hands on: Mona works with small groups of students (3-4 per group); approximately 10 minutes per group. Paint a simple folk art flower. Suitable for Grades K-2
1½ hours (maximum: 20 students) Ages 5-7.
2. Introduction to folk painting: Choice of one or several styles. Small exhibit with simplified history, background, motifs and colors. Demonstration featuring painting a composition using simple motifs. Short discussion. Hands on with students painting simple motif(s) following step by step demonstrations. (maximum: 20 students)
1 ½ -2 hours. Suitable for Upper Elementary: Grades 3-5, Ages 8-10.
3. A general presentation featuring one folk art style: An exhibit of painted pieces and literature, history and background, of the style, explanation of the elements of design and traditional colors, demonstration, discussion with audience participation. Suitable for Middle School: Grades 6-8. Ages 11-13, High School, Adults. 1-1 ½ hours. (maximum 20 participants)
As for #3 above, featuring several folk painting styles.
1. Introduction to folk painting. Includes general presentation #3. Students practice simple basic techniques and paint a composition. 6 hours. ( 15-20 participants) This could be
accomplished in one day, or two days. Suitable for Middle School, High School, Adults.
2. Introduction to folk painting. Includes general presentation #3. Three or four hour sessions weekly for 8-12 weeks, or 6 hours per session for 6-8 weeks. (12-15 participants)
Students learn about supplies, brushes and their care, surface preparation, and color mixing. Basic techniques are practiced and used to complete several projects. The number of projects completed depends upon class length. Suitable for Middle School, High School, Adults.
ADVANCED FOLK PAINTING WORKSHOPS can be arranged for students who have had basic experience in folk painting.
last updated: 02/05/2009