Pan Pastels and Kids Art Journaling
Mixed Media Art Questions
I have JUST discovered you, and am very excited. I plan to work my way through your art journaling videos.
The pan pastels look wonderful. Can you give me 5 good colors to begin with? I know it is rather subjective, but there are so many, I don't know where to begin. What might you use most?
I am an elementary art teacher (1st-6 grade). I am seriously toying with introducing my kids into art journaling. Have you done this (I am thinking with your daughter, whom I have seen in your videos)...and what you think? What approach? I love the idea, but it just an 'unknown' to me at this age level and not sure if it will fly.
Thanks for your thoughts! I will be forwarding your site to many of my art friends!
Mixed Media Art Questions answered by Milliande
I do enjoy the Pan Pastels very much and they are sneaking their way into almost every art project I am starting at the moment :-)
5 colours of PanPastel ... that is a tough one as it depends on what kind of design and color effects you are after...
I took a look at all the color choices and was equally overwhelmed and decided to go for a starter kit instead... the panpastel kits come also with a selction of the Soffttool applicators and a sponge to get you started as they are not suitable for
application with a brush
I do a lot of faces and soft natural shades ..so I went for the
PanPastel Artists’ Pastels PORTRAIT Set
which comes in 20 colors and some tools attached to it
If I could only buy 5 colors... I would go for the primaries and a white to blend ... as well as maybe a grey ... but again it depends on personal choice ..
KIDS ART JOURNALING
Art Journaling can be done with any age group , I believe that using a visual languae to express ones feelings and emotions, daily ups and downs is a way of letting that inner part come out and communicate ..
Maya has kept a visual journal daily ... she lists 4 new things that she found interesting /learned each day in a kind of grid format ... so she grids off the art journal page into 4 sections and draws a picture into each section about her daily discoveries etc ... she mainly draws and sketches as that is what she enjoys, and plays along with my mixed media art journaling techniques if she feels like it ..
I know I have received several emails from school teachers who use my videos in their class room .. and the kids follow along in their own way ...
So go for it ..and let me know how you approach it and how your kids like their art journal adventures ..
hope this helps
Mixed Media Artist