November 5, 2013

Cat Portrait Paintings - Kids Art Class

You don't have to be a cat person to admit that these cat portraits turned out pretty darn cute!  We did these adorable acrylic paintings this week in my kids art class. I started out by showing the students how to draw a simple cat face. Photos of various cat breeds were provided for them to use as a reference. The children (ages 7-13) learned to use stencils on the background (pouncing with very little paint) and also how to dry brush the cat fur. I gave them the option to do a cartoon style cat if they preferred and showed how to do different eyes.  It was a really fun project and they did a purrfectly great job (sorry couldn't resist). :)