Mess-free painting for babies and young toddlers: step-by-step

We really like this tactile, mess-free, clingfilm baby art idea which we first saw posted in the brilliant Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas Facebook group – and love how mum Beckie Smith has used it here to get her 9-month-old baby Elliot to ‘paint’ his name.

“This was Elliot’s first proper painting,” says Beckie, “and he loved the experience. He was so intrigued by the textures of the paints under the clingfilm. We did this several times and gave a painting to each set of grandparents.”

Here’s how to do clingfilm painting with your baby

How to adapt this clingfilm painting activity for mess-free toddler art

clingfilm toddler painting

Pic: Emma Roberts

You can create more adventurous clingfilm art with an older child, as mum Emma has shown here, with her 2-year-old’s brilliant clingfilm sunset landscape.

The most important thing here is to use LOTS of layers of clingfilm – as you’ll probably

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Painting | Art and Art History Program

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Professor, Painting

2210. Painting I. 3. Introduces problems in painting, developing skill, techniques and concepts. Prerequisites: ART 1005, 1110, and 1130; ART 1120 may be taken concurrently. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

3210. Painting II. 3 (Max. 6). Investigates various painting techniques to create individual work. Emphasizes contemporary and classical treatment of formal, aesthetic and conceptual creative expression. Prerequisites: ART 2000 and 2210.

3250. Watercolor Painting I. 3. Investigates watercolor techniques in the development of creative work. Discussion, application and criticism of contemporary ideas about structure, form and color constitute the main activity. Prerequisites: ART 1130, ART 2000 and ART 2210. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3260. Illustration I. 3. This is an introductory Illustration course. This primary class objective is to develop conceptual skills through a variety of media traditionally used in fine art illustration and a variety of illustration problems and projects.

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Angelina Jolie will auction rare Winston Churchill painting next month

LONDON — A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction.

Christie’s auction house said Monday that the Moroccan landscape “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” — a gift from Churchill to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt — is being sold by Angelina Jolie next month with an estimated price of 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds ($2.1 million to $3.4 million).

The image of the 12th-century mosque in Marrakech at sunset, with the Atlas Mountains in the background, is the only painting that Britain’s World War II leader completed during the 1939-45 conflict.

He painted it after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany. The two leaders visited Marrakech after the conference so that Churchill could show Roosevelt the city’s beauty.

“Roosevelt was blown away by it and thought it

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German art museum to return oil painting looted by Nazis to its Jewish heirs

  • Jewish historian Max Fischer owned the oil painting by expressionist artist Erich Heckel but lost possession of it due to Nazi persecution when he immigrated to the United States


UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 09:13 AM IST

A commission in Germany has ruled that a painting by expressionist Erich Heckel that is in a German art museum was likely unlawfully obtained under the Nazis and should be returned to the heirs of a Jewish historian who once owned it, officials said Tuesday.

Heckel’s “Geschwister,” or “Siblings,” was owned by Jewish historian Max Fischer until 1934, the year before he fled Germany to avoid Nazi persecution, according to Baden-Wuerttemberg’s state commission on Nazi looted art.

The 1913 oil painting ended up back with Heckel, and the artist donated it to the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe museum in 1967.

The state commission said it could not be determined when and under which circumstances

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