Online Painting Class
Learn the Art of Cave Painting
Perfect for the Beginning Artist and Fun For All Skill Levels
So what are Cave paintings? Please read on...
Cave Paintings are simple compositions created in prehistoric times during the Upper Paleolithic period. That's 30,000 years ago! They are considered the earliest art forms in the world! They have been found at numerous locations around the globe. It is suggested that these paintings were used for decorations, but in fact it has yet to be determined the real reason.
These paintings were created with natural iron oxide pigments that were found in the earth. In this class you'll learn about the use of early pigments and how you too can use them to create contemporary designs that are fashioned after the style of early cave art. These cave paintings represent the beginning of Art and Art Materials as we know them today. No prior skills are required for this, just jump in and have fun. This is a most enjoyable way to paint and is a perfect 'project' for you to do alone or with the help of a youngster. This painting lesson is also for school age kids as well as adult learners.
After reading about this class, watch the short video presentation about the famous cave paintings of the Lascaux Caves in France. (see the link below) This will give you a greater appreciation for the art and understand why these are some of the earliest and most treasured art forms found in the world.
The site where our first painting exercise comes from, named the Lascaux Caves was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. Watch the video for more background on the art of cave art.
ADDED - EXTRA BONUS SECTIONS - Included with this class!
Learn to Paint Using Prehistoric Techniques and Tools
The goals of this class:
Course Materials Are Broken Into Bite Size Pieces
After creating the background painting, students begin to create the actual design.
All artists should know when and where art began!
Think how easy it will be to understand more about the materials we use today and how it all began? It's a great way to enrich our artistic journey.
Watch and learn from the best seat in the house
One of the greatest benefits to taking an online class like this, is having the ability to hit the rewind button. If you need to re-watch a particular painting technique more than once, you can do so with a click. This also gives you lots of time to practice and digest the information at your own pace. Watching the videos from the best seat in the house gives you an over the shoulder view of the whole painting process from start to finish. You can see every step at very close range.
Paint on a large Canvas Surface and enjoy as a piece of your own Canvas Wall Art!
I love loved doing this class.