Art Tip of the Day Number 5: Butterflies

In this art tip we are going to explore the beautiful flying flower; the butterfly. There is a saying “Just
when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Butterflies spread beauty wherever they go. We are going to look at some famous butterfly pictures by master artists and then talk about some fun activities for older students and younger students. Many times in art we always use a white background. Recently I went into a discount store and noticed that the scrapbook tablets were
very inexpensive. One had shades of gray, brown, black and white and the paper had a fine tooth or texture to it. Enjoy this complimentary lesson on butterflies! Click HERE for the lesson.

Featured Complimentary Video Lesson of the Week – Watercolor Techniques with Nature

Enjoy our free featured video of the week, “Art Through the Year with Sharon Jeffus – Lesson 7 – Watercolor Techniques with Nature.” Take a journey through art with Visual Manna owner Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, learn how to paint with watercolor as you explore things in nature, like butterflies and flowers. Look at art from the masters: Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. Practice some watercolor techniques, then move on to creating a fanciful scene of sailing butterfly boats.

Element of Art:
Color / Shading

Art Appreciation:
Winslow Homer / Watercolor


[NOTE: This complimentary video by Visual Manna first appeared at Our Homeschool Forum] We are so pleased to be able to offer a free resource of NINE video lessons here to help you get acquainted with our teaching style and introduced to our material. They are geared at older children for age range and you will love them!

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