Cézanne, the fall is here

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Enjoy the season with Paul Cézanne and his still life paintings. Learn why he painted apples for over 30 years and why it took so long for art critics to appreciate them. Create your own still life with apples, pumpkin and squashes.

Discover how oil blends oil pastels and hairspray makes chalk pastels stick to the paper. Play around with composition and use a flashlight to shine some light on your art while you learn about highlights and shadows. Transfer your art using wet media film and test how observant you are.

Conduct a taste test, pay homage to famous artists with John Nolan and, most of all, enjoy the fall!

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Pissarro and Harvest

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arTree magazine is celebrating the fall with you! In the November issue you can learn about Camille Pissarro and one-point perspective. We’ll show you some easy tricks to make your paintings stand out! You will discover the secrets of the corn mazes and create your own! You will paint on leaves and test your creativity. You’ll dry apples to make fall decorations and create fall art in your backyard!

Subscribe to the digital art magazine today for $9.99 for the whole year and discover the art for yourself!And if you, you will have a chance to win an art prize for the creations that you share with us! And they are definitely worth more than $10! Have a question? Ask us at info@arTreeKids.com

Chestnut Animals

Fall is here! It is getting windy, cold and rainy. Leaves are changing colors and chestnuts are falling to the ground. Yesterday on our walk home, we came over an amazing chestnut tree. It was huge and in a place where nobody walks so there were so many chestnuts, we could not pick all of them up even if we tried.

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Today as soon as my kids came home from school we started working on them. Chestnut animals are our family tradition. We do them every year.

This time, we created a caterpillar, a snowman (my kids cannot wait for Christmas), a guy, a turtle and a cat. We used a big needle to make it easier for the toothpicks to get into the chestnuts. We also played around with gold and silver sharpies – and found out they look pretty amazing on the dark brown nut!

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Now we cannot wait for the leaves to come crumbling down. What can I say, we love this season!

 Some fun chestnut fact: Couple of years ago Crayola created a chestnut-color crayon. I should look around for it 🙂