The painting element of this class will focus on introducing students to various painting techniques and applications. Students will use oil pastels, watercolors, watercolor pencils, tempera and acrylic paint to create their paintings. While in this class students will build on what they know about proper brush usage, palette knife usage, and will have a chance to use some unexpected paint applicators. Lessons will focus on helping students create representational paintings. The goals will be to build on the ability to break objects into shapes and attention to details of the subject matter. Students will begin to learn about the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to help them begin to make choices about their art work. We will begin with basic painting techniques and move onto more advanced skills. Paintings in this class will be created on watercolor paper, canvas board, canvases, and wood.