Following in the tradition of Lew Wallace, Academy students spent the morning painting en plein air. Have you ever noticed that trees are not a solid shade of green or brown? Using acrylic paint, artist Karen Patton instructed the kids on color values and ways to add details that make their artwork more realistic.
Several students worked in groups, sharing ideas and occasionally paint. Getting the right color when mixing the paint proved a challenge for some!
All the budding artists sketched out their paintings before putting brush to canvas.
At the end of the day, Karen Patton held up each student’s painting for all to provide their feedback . The kids supported one another’s artistic endeavors with compliments and suggestions.