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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Painting with Bob Ross- Mini Acrylic Paintings


Years ago I had a Grade 9 class of only two students (very small private international school!) For fun at the end of the year, I threw on a Bob Ross episode and we painted along. I was surprised how much the boys enjoyed it and they said it was their favourite project from the whole year! 
So this year, with all the "Paint along with Bob Ross" trending on Youtube, I offered a class to my Grade 10 - 12 students called "Painting with Bob Ross". They love it!



For supplies, I bought a mini easel that came with a small canvas for each student at the Dollar store. We use large Styrofoam plates for our palettes. I also bought sets of palette knives as well as fan brushes. For paint, we used all acrylics. I have a set of really thick acrylics which works really well for creating the mountains.  




I had to pause the video ALOT- Bob mixes his colours so fast and we needed much more time. 


We only had 40 minutes, so it definitely took us two classes to finish one mini painting. 


Here's a Bob Ross mug a fellow teacher bought- starts off black and 
shows a happy little painting once you add hot liquid!



The kids are always surprised how well their paintings turn out!
Here are some of the finished ones from Grade 10 - 12 students:







This student wanted to use really random colours, lol












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