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Pass the Paint

By learning to paint, children gain a skill which they can be proud of. It gives them a foundation to look at the world with the confidence they can accomplish a goal. Pass the Paint is a camp designed to allow the freedom and yet the challenge of painting with colors as they are provided. Campers will discuss the color wheel, brushes, tools, and positive/negative space. This camp will allow creativity through a fun process of painting objects with colors provided as paint trays are passed from one student to the other. Campers will most importantly learn to have fun and realize there are no mistakes in painting.

Entering Grades: 3rd - 6th
Camp Fee: $189
Course Number: CYC-2204

Dates: August 3-6, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Discuss Art Experiences and Challenges
  • Paint tray 101
  • Primary & secondary colors
  • Mix in black and white for lifting and deepening of color tones
  • Understand paints and their possibilities
  • Canvas prep
  • Base coat canvas
  • Discuss several brushes, sponges, and tools and proper use
  • Discuss proper care of brushes, sponges and tools and cleaning
  • Pass the trays and painting
  • Critiquing work and walk around the paintings (focusing on the positive and giving compliments or ideas that will enhance each other’s paintings)
  • 2nd passing of trays and painting (if time allows)

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Discussion on colors
  • Colors in everyday life
  • Discuss refreshing of colors by mixing
  • Paint tools and canvas prep
  • Layout interest of subject on canvas
  • Discuss balance
  • Discuss which colors are best for accenting
  • Create secondary colors to tone and accent
  • Darkened secondary colors to shadow (time permitting)
  • Continuation of painting on canvas


Day Three

  • Discussion on colors, mixing of paint, tones and values
  • Color tones and finishing details
  • Corrections and changes as needed
  • Details depending on one’s creativity, vision and style
  • Highlights and shadowing
  • Creation of signature
  • Signing of painting
  • High-gloss finish


Day Four

  • Discussion of name for painting; Certificate of Authenticity
  • Signature, hooks on the back, spray top coat finish on painting
  • Freestyle painting (if time allows)
  • Fill out Certificate of Authenticity
  • Student Showcase: 2:30-4:00pm

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