kristi johnston ARTWORKS

Information about current watercolor classes in Mansfield,MA: Kristi Johnston ARTWORKS. Classes for both children and adults. Recent completed watercolors and my thoughts about pieces in progress.View more of my work or contact me at

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kid's art classes

Don't miss the fun! The next session of children's art classes on Tues. afternoons from 4-5:30pm begins next Tues. Oct. 21. Follow the link (click on the the title of this post) to the website for more information and to register, contact me at or call (508) 339-0855. This will be the last session before we break for the busy holiday season. Classes will resume in Jan.

Leaf Collage- photos

Here is another fun and easy fall project. Make a leaf collage to bring the fall colors inside!

1. Start with a simple frame like a "clip frame" (shown here) or a poster frame. You want one where the glass or plexi and backing board will be held tightly together to keep the leaves from moving. If you choose a box frame you will have to tape it together when you're done.

2. Next collect and dry a variety of leaves.

3. Place white paper on the backing board and begin to arrange the leaves. Add and overlap them until you are happy with the arrangement. Try and put different colors next to each other so they all show up to their best advantage.

4. Put the frame back together and enjoy your new art creation!

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Make a leaf rubbing! Photos of process...

Helpful Hints: Don't press too hard with the crayon. Use the side of the crayon. Use medium to dark colors so they show up- don't be afraid to use more than one related color(see color mixing on previous post!). Hold paper and leaf still with your other hand while you rub. Have fun!

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