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The Golden Gate Bridge

Another famous landmark that I chose for one of my painting lessons is 
the Golden Gate Bridge!

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This design is more simple than the Eiffel Tower project that I posted earlier : ) The first step is to draw and paint in the main structure. In the materials section, there is a handout that you can download which includes a simple sketch of the design. Then, you can add the background colours with multiple layers, mixing the paint so that they blend nicely together. Don’t forget to add reflections in the water and also the moon. Finally, the last step is to add the tree in the corner and also bridge cables using thin and light strokes. 

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Materials:
– Canvas (optional)
– Acrylic Paint
– Simple Sketch- Handout

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La Tour Eiffel – A day in Paris

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).

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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

Materials:
– Canvas
– Acrylic Paint
– Eiffel Tower Handout