Author: Sharon Jeffus

Art Through the Year with Sharon Jeffus – Lesson 5 – Outer Space Art

Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, learn techniques for oil pastels by creating cosmic objects and drawing a night campout. Take a look at works of the master artists: Gerrit Dou, Matejko, and Vermeer. See how they painted with light and discover how you can do the same as you make planets, the moon, and other celestial bodies look 3D.

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Art Through the Year with Sharon Jeffus – Lesson 4 – Shape with Winter Birds

Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, you’ll learn how to transform basic shapes into realistic objects and lifelike winter birds. You’ll also view masterpieces by Cezanne, John James Audubon and Archibald Thorburn. Sharon will guide you through two projects: transforming a circle, triangle and rectangle into a still life and creating a lovely chalk pastel picture of a bird in the snow.

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Art Through the Year with Sharon Jeffus — Lesson 3 — Value & Texture with Landscapes

Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, you’ll learn about two basic elements of art: value and texture. Check out some master works of art by the great German-American artist Albert Bierstadt. Learn underpainting techniques to create atmospheric perspective using acrylic paints, wipes, and brushes. Work on two projects: a mountain scene with trees, and a beach with a palm tree.

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Art Through the Year with Sharon Jeffus — Lesson 2 — Shape & Shading with Pumpkins

Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, you’ll learn about two basic elements of art: shape and value. Check out some master works of art by Thomas Moran, Charles Ethan Porter, and Grant Wood. Practice drawing spheres and shading them, then work on two projects: a pumpkin patch at night, and a pumpkin house with pumpkin carriage.

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