Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Using one stroke techniques for the holidays

The adult/teen drawing and painting group stretched a bit this month and learned how to create some fantastic holiday decor using the One Stroke painting method. The library has 4 video DVDs demonstrating this method and I have a number of pattern books in my collection. 
We started with the cornucopia with a few simple fruit to complete it. From "oh that looks hard" to "wow, that is really simple" didn't take long. The grapes were especially popular.


We then moved on to a fluffy evergreen wreath with berries. We discussed using it for window decor or Holiday or Christmas cards. As all the wreaths were pretty big so we added a snowman in the middle complete with hat and birds.


We moved off the thick paper and created a wooden door hanger as the last project of the day. By this point the class was a bit tired and ready to go home but not before signing up for the next month's project of a watercolor poinsettia.


The drawing and painting group meets at the Wells Branch Community Library the 3rd Sunday of each month and is taught by Dianne Koehler. The program lets us turn imagination into great projects.

You may also want to take a look at the new Art & crafts database the library recently subscribed to for the patrons. check  the library website for details. 
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