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My first Safari theme classes were adventuresome! We worked with techniques and mediums new to me and to the young artists. For example, we mixed sand into the tempera paint and used sticks instead of brushes so that our paintings would look “primitive”.

Can you guess what we used to make all of the dots and circles on our snake painting on brown paper bags? We used Q-tips! Try it with acrylics or tempera.

Every day was an adventure with drawing and painting projects. It was fun to “draw from life” so many different carved wooden animals from Kenya. We learned some interesting, facts, too, about God’s wild animal creatures.

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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