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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Welcome back!  We have a really fun activity 
for you!

This weeks artist is:

"High Life"  Pinterest.com

Bev Doolittle paints mostly with watercolors and likes to do paintings of the American West, Native Americans, and wildlife.  She is famous for using what she calls a "camouflage technique".  She says this makes people take their time to look at her work. Some people say there are hidden items in her paintings but she says they are not hidden, they are just meant to slow down the process of looking and to tell a story.
How many mountain goats can you see in the above painting?  Look closely!

Bev and her husband like to travel and be close to nature.


This painting is called "The Forest Has Eyes".  There are at least 15.  
Some say there are 17!  


This painting is called "Woodland Encounter".  Can you see two riders on horses?  Why do you think she named it that?

Here is your assignment for this week.  Have fun with it!

For this assignment you will need:
blue painters tape
crayons, markers, pencils, or paint
white paper


Using the paper horizontally, put about five strips of tape from the top to bottom, kind of like a fence.  Leave some space in between each tape.  Draw a picture of animals, birds, etc. that you would see in a forest.  Draw right over the tape.  Use some bold colors for most of it and some lighter details for some.  Example- draw some animals in bold colors and some birds in trees in lighter colors.  Carefully remove the strips of tape.  The open spaces will now become trees. Draw in some lines and marks like bark on the trees.  Your drawings will now be partly camouflaged!

Here are some examples from our team

Aubrey, Age 12

Levi, Age 9

Aubrey and Levi's Mom!!

We hope you have a ton of fun doing some "Bev Doolittle art". 
 Please send images of your work!

Bonus Points for Parents:

As your child creates a work of art, she has begun the process of communicating visually, advises author and educator MaryAnn F. Kohl, writing for Barnes and Noble Kids’ Expert Circle. A youngster also builds problem-solving skills, fine motor skills and even social skills as she works with artistic media. The process of making her own creations and noticing other people’s creations provides important opportunities for the appreciation of other people’s strengths and acceptance of her own abilities. A child also learns that the ability to follow directions is an integral part of the satisfaction of seeing the final result when making a craft.      livestrong.com

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Other sources used:  Wikipedia, Great American Artists for Kids, Kohl and Solga

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