Art for Kids and Beginners: Draw and Paint a Frog Princess With Acrylic Paints | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Art for Kids and Beginners: Draw and Paint a Frog Princess With Acrylic Paints

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project

    • 2. Step 1: Sketch Frog Princess

    • 3. Step 2: Outline Frog Princess

    • 4. Step 3: Paint Frog Princess

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About This Class

Are you searching for a fun and unique painting project for your child? 

Are you looking for an art project that will ensure artistic success and confidence?

Are you seeking an experienced art teacher to guide your child into the wonderful world of acrylic painting?

This Frog Princess Painting Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 6+. By following along with me, step-by-step, your child will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the project is complete.

There are three steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Sketch Frog Design
  • Step 2: Outline Design
  • Step 3: Paint Design

The process used to teach this project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into painting action! This process involves observing, following instructions, and creating until the student is happy with the desired outcome.

Students will learn basic acrylic painting techniques and apply these techniques to complete this project. This Frog Princess Painting Project is designed to give children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

Let the creative fun begin!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today will be creating this frog prince or princess and I'd like to go over the supplies in the materials that you will need for this project. The first thing that you will need is paper. I'd like to use a nice thick watercolor paper or an acrylic paper. And if you have any other type of thick paper that you would like to use, that would be fine as well. Another thing that people need is a mat to go underneath your paper. And this will keep your work area clean because acrylics can get a little bit messy. But even more than that, they constrain clothing and carpeting. If you're not careful. So you need to be really careful with acrylic paint. So you you will need a mat. Another thing that you will need ism acrylic paint. I like to use thes little paints in these little bottles because there are a lot of different color options. So you get to choose the colors that you would like to use for this project. You will need black for the outline. But other than that and the other colors will dio. You will also need a paper plate to use as a pallets of what we will do is we will put our paints onto paper plate. You don't have a paper plate available to you. Any piece of paper will do just as long as you can use it for acrylic paint. You will also need some clean water and a couple of people rushes. I like to have a smaller paintbrush and a larger paintbrush. I like to use the smaller paintbrush for the outline in the larger paintbrush for applying the different colors. You will need a pencil with an eraser, because before we start painting our frog, what we're going to do is we are going to draw with pencil where you're going to draw a picture of a frog with our pencil. The last thing you'll need is a handy dandy paper towel. It's always good to have paper towels or some sort of a rag or wipe available to you when you were doing art, just in case you have a little spell, or if you'd like to dry your paintbrush on your paper towel, it's always a good idea. So I hope you are excited about this lesson. I am excited about teaching you, and I'll see you know, many 2. Step 1: Sketch Frog Princess : Alrighty, friends. So let's get started on our frog Prince. The first thing that you'll want to do is come down from the top of your paper about 1/3 and will want to make a straight line a small straight line. Now, coming out from that straight line, we're going to make the eyes of our frog. So let me show you how we're going to do that. So starting at the end of your line, you're going to come up. You're going to come around. It looks like an upside down you, doesn't it? And then you're going to keep coming down and the line is going to be slightly diagonal, and then you're going to do the same thing on the other side. So come up, come down and go slightly diagonal. So this is going to be the top of our frog's head, and this is going to be the eye area. Now, What we're going to Dio is we're going to make his eyes. So his eyes were going to go right here. So we're going to make some large circles and then inside of those large circles, you are going to make some smaller circles now, right underneath this line, we're going to make to ovals and I'll make those a little bit darker, so you couldn't see them, and then we're going to make a smile. Now you could make us smile. Any type of smile that you'd like if you'd like to make some lips. If you'd like to make just a wide smile like this, that would be just fine. It's up to you. Sometimes people like to make very tiny smiles as well, but the frogs that I have seen, it seems like they have these big, huge smiles. So that's why I'm going to do my smile that way. Now we're going to go to the very top and we're going to make our frogs crown. So for a crown, what we're going to do is we're going to make a diagonal line coming up in a diagonal line coming up, and then we're going to put as exact inside, and you get to decide how many points your crown has on it. This time. My crown has 123 for tips, so I'm going to put some circles at the very top of those tippy tips and then I'm going to move down to the bottom part of my frog. So this is the front of the frog, and we're going to make his front legs. You're going to make four short lines. 1234 And then at the bottom of these four straight lines. What we're going to do is we're going to make a series of these. Let me show you what I mean. So a V coming out this way, another V and another V and then close up. That's going to be one of our frog's feet. And then I'm going to make another foot over here. So I come out. Oh, look what I did. I ran into this foot, so I don't want to jump over. And I want to come down, jump over and come back. Did you see how I did that? That way it looks like this foot is in front of this foot. So our frog made some back legs and feet. So what we're going to Dio is we're going to make some upside down jays coming out from the back and then attached to those upside down Jay's, we're going to make some more back feet. So they're going to look similar to this. So line in line out like in and lying out. Same on this side. So their fear Pretty big in the back. Well, look at that little guy. He's so cute. So I decided that I'd like to make a heart in the middle of my crown. And then, if you can think of something different that you'd like to put in the middle of your crown , you can go ahead and do that right now. Otherwise, I will see you in just a minute. 3. Step 2: Outline Frog Princess: already friends. So here we have our frog prince, and what we're going to do next is we're going to create a black outline. So what I'm basically going to do is I'm going to cover all of my pencil lines with some black paint so you can use either acrylic paint or you can use temperate paint. Put that back right there, and I'm going to use a relatively small brush. And the reason why is because I like my lines to be somewhat fine. So I had this brush in some water and I'd like to get all of the water off of the brush, so I'm just wiping it on my handy dandy paper towel. So I put a little bit of black Pete on to my palette, and I'm going to just start painting all of my pencil lines. So what I want to do is I want to start at the top of my painting and then work down. The reason why I would like to do that is because if I started the bottom, if I rest my hand here while I'm painting the top or if I somehow touch it, then what will happen is my black paint will smear unless it's super dry. So I always like to start at the top of my painting. All right, so here I go. I'm just going to start making lines. And if I run out of paid, I'm just going to dip my paintbrush into my paint, and I'm as you can see, I'm doing a lot of dipping because the paintbrush is soaking up some of the paint, and I want to make sure that this line is nice and solid. Here we go. OK? Yeah, we go along the bottom. What I'm going to do is I'm going to speed up this video so we can watch this video while I'm doing a painting. Or you can get started on your own painting. It is up to you, so I'll see you back here in a minute. Already. Friends? What do you think? I think he looks really cute. I'm really happy with the way that he's turned out. So what we're going to do now is we're going to let our black paint dry thoroughly thoroughly means it's completely dry. And the reason why you want the pain to be completely dry is because if you start painting it while there are little patches of wet paint, then the paint will start smearing everywhere and you will get black into your other colors . Sometimes that's a really meet look. And if you like that, look, that's OK. But what we're going to dio um, with this painting that I'm doing is we are going to wait until the pain is completely dry and then we will start applying colors. So what you can think about while you're painting is drying is you can think about the colors that you'd like to use for your frog, for example, you might want to make him green or pink or purple. Remember, you can choose any colors that you like because this is not a realistic frog or you can make him maybe blue. It's up to you. Frogs come in all different colors. Then you can think about what color that you'd like to apply to your background into your crown. In your heart, it's up to you, so I'll see you back here in a mini 4. Step 3: Paint Frog Princess: already friends. I'm back and my artwork is completely dry. The outline is dry, so I am safe to start painting and applying paint to my frog and the background. So I made a decision that I'd like my frog to be green, and I'd like to have my crown be yellow and my background to be pink, and I'd like to keep my eyes, the white of my eyes. I'd like to keep those white. So I have a little bit of white here that I might mix in with a couple of the other colors . I'm not quite sure yet sometimes what I dio as. I just kind of figure it out as I go. So I kind of have a plan in my mind is to the colors that I like to use. But sometimes I change my mind depending on what's happening and how the painting is turning out. And that's okay, too. Dio, it's OK to pivot. That means change once you get started on something. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to start out with my paper Russians a little bit thicker than the one that I used for my outline It's this size right here. I'm going to make it sure that it's dry relatively dry with my handed Andy paper towel. And I'm going to start painting my frog. And my frog is going to be a mixture of green and white. So what I'm going to do isn't going to speed up the video. And you can follow along with me and watch with me. Or you can get started on your own painting. It is up to you. I'll see you in just a minute. Alrighty, Friends, I'm back. What do you think? I'm really, really happy with this frog. This frog prince Or it could be a frog princess, I suppose so. What I'd like to do is go over a couple of things with you. I'd like to highlight a couple of things. As I was painting, I decided to add a little bit more white than I thought that I would. So what I did is I put a little bit of color in a little bit of white onto my paintbrush. And then I would paint and paint in pain and and what it does is it will have this effect where each color will show. What I mean by that is that if you look here, you'll see a little bit of white and then you'll see a little bit of pink. It's not all blended in together, and that's the look that I really like. Another thing that I'd like to show you is that See how I went over the black line a little bit much right here? I like that look, and I'm going to keep it like that. But if you feel like you have an area that needs to go over that you need to go over a little bit with some black paint, then that would be fine. Let me show you how to do that, so you'll need your small paintbrush back. And what you'll do is you'll just carefully go along that area where you feel like me. It's a little bit more definition. Okay. Like I said, I like the look where the paint is going over a little bit of the outline, so I like to believe it, but I just wanted to show you what to do if you feel like you like a little bit more definition on your artwork, okay like that. The last thing that I'd like to show you with this is if you have a small, circular space like this up here, these little areas of the crown, I'd like to show you a trick. So what you do is you take the back the bottom part of your paintbrush. This part right here and what you do is you dip it in your paint like this, roll it around a little bit, and then you apply your paint using end of your paintbrush. And what that does is it gives you a nice around mark on your paper. Because if I used this, it might be a little bit too big and smudgy and you like to have for this particular area a nice round to find area. See how that works just like that? Oh, I think he or she looks very, very cute. And I'm so glad that you joined me for this lesson. Alrighty. I'll see you next time. By