Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Created by Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Artists: Jackson, Jenna, and Brielle

Title: Acadia

Teacher: Mrs. Saltzman

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic matte medium, watercolors, and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! Just wish we started earlier!

About: My family loves the National and State Parks. My son chose to make a painting for Acadia because we’ve been talking about camping there for the past two years. I showed Jackson how to do acrylic photo transfers and helped him with the letters. I had two of my students paint the blue background, and I helped Jackson do the rest.

Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Created by Walter T. Bergen School, Franklin, NJ

Artists: Joanna, Jocelyn, Litzy, Arianna, Ashley, and Miana

Title: Bryce to Zion

Teacher: Mrs. Saltzman

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Laser prints, acrylic matte medium, canvas, acrylic paint, tempera paint, and watercolor.

Technique used was Acrylic photo transfer with painting on top

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, but I should have started them earlier, as I wasn’t anticipating it to take quite as long. I did this with some art club members who meet every other week for an hour.

About: My family and I have always loved the National and State Parks, so I wanted my students to learn a little about the National Parks, and create a canvas using the National Parks theme. To go along with this theme, I thought it was a perfect project to teach my students acrylic photo transfers, and then let them do the rest!