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Throwing Paint


Those who paint learn to think with an open mind, to look at situations creatively. Your child will be able to take the lessons learned through painting and apply those skills to new situations. Most importantly, campers will learn to have fun and realize there are no mistakes in painting. Throwing Paint is designed specifically to teach campers to look closely and visualize through creativity. Campers will discuss the color wheel and the interesting tones created by mixing paints. Campers will learn the use of several types of brushes, sponges, pallet knives, and other tools and decide the most interesting way to apply paint to create an idea or subject matter from our thrown paint.

Entering Grades: 1st - 3rd
Camp Fee: $189
Course Number: CYC-2203

Dates: July 13-16, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Basics of painting
  • Canvas prep
  • Base coat and first layer of color on canvas
  • Primary & secondary colors
  • Understanding the color wheel, mixing paint


Day Two

  • Review of Monday’s Color Talk
  • Color mixing to achieve colors around the room, including clothing
  • Interest to the eye/layout of subject on canvas
  • Continuation of painting on canvas


Day Three

  • Discussion on colors, mixing of paint
  • Critiquing work and walk around the paintings (focusing on the positive and giving compliments or ideas that will enhance each other’s paintings)
  • Details, highlighted areas & shadowing
  • Continuation of painting on canvas
  • Discussion of name for painting; Certificate of Authenticity


Day Four

  • Forward and backward of painting
  • Obstacles, joy, freedom of fun with color, satisfaction of your painting
  • Finish painting on canvas
  • Signature, hooks on the back, spray top coat finish on painting
  • Fill out Certificate of Authenticity
  • Student Showcase: 2:30-4:00pm

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