COME AND PAINT MY WORLD… SIXTH GRADERS PAINT ON CANVAS

  • 2018-02-13
  • 10:10 - 10:55
COME AND PAINT MY WORLD… SIXTH GRADERS PAINT ON CANVAS

On February 13th 2018 at 10:10 Ms. Beata Radzikowska, an interior designer and artist, have conducted an art workshop for children in the sixth grade in the primary school of Hołubia. This time children’s task was to paint a city on canvas using crayons and vinegar.

Painting is one of the most important forms of artistic expression. The art of painting enjoys great popularity and appreciation until now, despite the fact of being gradually replaced by photography.

When it comes to painting, there are various topics that are represented on canvases as well as divers painting techniques. The Renaissance, Impressionism and Cubism are the most substantial periods in [painting] development.

We often mention various paining techniques while at the same forgetting a substantial element which is the basis of the canvas. Paintings on canvas are the most popular ones, however in shops and galleries one may come across paintings on wood, glass, paper etc.

Each of the above materials have disadvantages of their own. As such, glass may get broken, wooden board is heavy and prone to wood-decay. Murals are not durable either since their resistance depends on weather conditionsthey are subject to.

Paintings on canvas may even last hundreds of years, as one may see in museums. Certainly, it wasn’t uncommon for canvases to get damaged, however paintings created on this type of foundation are fixable.

Canvas is not only durable but also absorbs paint well. Moreover paintings on canvas are light, easy to transport and thus safe.

Canvas as a material is cheap. This is why paintings on canvas are affordable, unless Picasso was the one who has painted them J

During today’s workshops children painted a panorama a city on a canvas treated with vinegar using the Bambino Crayons dipped in vinegar. This type of crayons give the effect of watercolors used for dyeing fabric. Colors became clear, pastel and so children’s creations turned out to be delightful.