Christine Thornton's Art Studio

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Wayne Thiebaud Dessert Paintings

Art Start April 2012

Art Start students learned about Wayne Thiebaud (TEE-boe), a modern American artist most famous for his paintings of desserts. (Chloe, Miki and Catherine saw a Thiebaud original in Washington DC!)

 

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After a Power Point about the artist, students sketched directly from a collection of "fake food".  Backgrounds were kept deliberately simple in the style of Thiebaud.  Students also had the option of using Thiebaud's "halation" technique with colorful marker outlines.  The final step was to paint with tempera. Delicious!