Sunday, 18 October 2015

Getting Crafty in the School Holidays - Modigliani Portraits



We enjoyed making Picasso Dogs so much, that we decided to have a go at making Modigliani Portraits using another Kids Art Week tutorial by Carla Sonheim.

Carla Sonheim has created six online art classes.  You can read about them and sign up here.




The Modigliani portraits were really easy to do, and looked fabulous.  Supplies needed are:

  • washable felt tip pens (I recommend the Crayola Supertips Washable Markers) - you want something that will bleed well when you brush over it with water
  • water colour paper
  • brushes
  • water
  • papertowel (for blotting your wet brushes)

We started by watching the tutorial, then we got straight into creating our portraits.  Here's a selection of our portraits that I managed to photograph before they were given to lucky recipients:


Samantha's grade 2 teacher - Miss Victoria

Olivia's grade 5 teacher - Mr Jonathan

Olivia's Mandarin tutor - Tien Laoshi

Olivia's self-portrait

Olivia's grade 4 teacher - Mrs MacDonald

My own self-portrait

We enjoyed this activity so much we did it a couple of times, including when a friend came over for a playdate.

It's not too late to sign up for Carla's online classes.  We had great fun, and would totally recommend giving them a go.

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