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Using the Color Wheel to Explain Pigment and Binder

Using the Color Wheel to Explain Pigment and Binder

 Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason uses Color Wheel designs, colored with crayons, colored pencils, water soluble markers and watercolor paints to discuss why colors are more saturated based on the binder that holds them together when applied to paper or...

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Drawing Animals from Simple Shapes with Barbara & Artey

Drawing Animals from Simple Shapes with Barbara & Artey

In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason walks through the steps of drawing animals. All you need to follow along is a pencil and paper, and before you know it you will be able to draw many different animals. Please click here to view the pages that Barbara...

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Making Garland and Snowflakes with Barbara & Artey

Making Garland and Snowflakes with Barbara & Artey

 Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason creates holiday themed art with paper, scissors and tape. While the theme is winter holidays, many of the ideas for garland or winter are applicable to the fall and winter seasons. In addition, garland of trees and...

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Making Winter Pop-Ups with Barbara & Friends

Making Winter Pop-Ups with Barbara & Friends

In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason demonstrates how to make your own cozy winter scenes using paper cut-outs that you can color in and glue together to make your own 3D picture. Everything in this video can be made with colored pencils or crayons,...

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Negative Space with Barbara & Friends

Negative Space with Barbara & Friends

In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason demonstrates how to use different colors and shapes to create visual rhythm. We then practice using visual rhythm by making bookmarks out of creative shapes we cut out ourselves. Everything in this video can be made...

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Primary & Secondary Colors with Barbara and Friends

Primary & Secondary Colors with Barbara and Friends

 Artist, printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates a simple - if slightly messy - method for teaching and reinforcing the lesson of Primary and Secondary colors with her grandsons Wes and Atticus. Barbara's belief is that art that is made experiential and...

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Parallel Lines Art Using Available Tools with Barbara and Artey

Parallel Lines Art Using Available Tools with Barbara and Artey

 In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason demonstrates how to make art designs out of simply organizing parallel lines inside recognizable shapes. A heart, a cat, a hand or a box can be the beginning of artwork that provides the "optical illusion" of...

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Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

 Artist Barbara Mason welcomes her grandsons to the Golden Road studio to create salt paintings and to mix flour, salt and water to sculpt home-made playdough. Each of these art lessons requires hands-on involvement with the children, as you will see. However, the...

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Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Artist, printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates two projects for children to make with regular household items. The first is an example of how to make finger puppets using a story such as "The Three Little Pigs" as source material. The second is a lesson...

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Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

In this episode of Golden Road Arts lessons for children, Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason helps you draw a face in relationship to what you see – not how you have always been drawing faces. She helps you see your face and the faces of your friends and...

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Making a Collage

Making a Collage

 Follow the links below to the lesson plan and sample images. Watch the video demonstration just below links.  Lesson Plan Download the Lesson Plan here Drawings Ice cream cone School of Fish Sample Images from Demonstration         In this...

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Creating Tunnel Books

Creating Tunnel Books

In this detailed lesson, Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason demonstrates how to make tunnel books in two ways - from an original piece of your artwork or from coloring book drawings or artwork you cut out and assemble. Either way, you'll learn how to create...

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Classroom Demo – Water-Soluble Foil Printing

Classroom Demo – Water-Soluble Foil Printing

This is a simple foil printing process for school children using a cardboard or mat board surface covered with raised objects including textured paper, corrugated cardboard, string or yarn or other soft raised objects glued or taped to the surface. The goal is the...

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Classroom Demo – Lines and Shapes

Classroom Demo – Lines and Shapes

Artist and printmaker Barbara Mason discusses an art lesson for school children using lines and that includes an activity to make a small display folder as either a keepsake or as a classroom display including each child's work.

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Scratchfoam Printing with Water Soluble Inks

Scratchfoam Printing with Water Soluble Inks

Artist, Printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates Scratchfoam printing as a classroom art activity on the desktop with a few simple tools. This project requires a few dedicated tools (such as brayers and water-soluble ink) that can be reused for other...

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