Every semester, I try to incorporate a lesson that involves painting on canvas for my older students. This is one of the first painting projects that I have taught that actually went really well. I think my students enjoyed it because it involved a bit of structure and composition (something they could emulate and modify quite easily).
Inspired by Cinnamon Cooney’s video: Beginners acrylic painting | Eiffel Tower | with stunning Sunrise Tutorial, I decided to make my own painting and I absolutely love Cooney’s depiction of the Eiffel Tower. Her tutorial shows how to add on each painted layer to include a graded backround, bright tower lights, a river, bushes and flowers.
To make it easier for my students, I also gave them a simple sketch of the Eiffel Tower, roughly divided into 3 sections. In the materials section, you will find the handout.
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
– Acrylic Paint
– Eiffel Tower Handout