We’ve been studying about Colonial history this year. The cheerful and simple folk art depicting Colonial times inspired us to learn more about folk art.
To learn about how to make folk art trees, we watched a video on Deep Space Sparkle.
This great tutorial from Deep Space Sparkle focusses on trees in the autumn, but as it is springtime, we modified the designs for spring.
We also chose to draw the designs with colored pencil, rather than Sharpies (a little safer with little ones!).
We had so much fun on a late winter (almost spring!) afternoon, looking out at the trees, and creating folk art together. Before creating our art we spent some time looking closely at the trees. Only God can make so many branches and leaves, but the simplicity of folk art allows us to capture the beauty of trees in a simple and fun way. Hope your family can enjoy some art time together too! Here is a sampling of our art…
folk art trees with flower embellishments
Our 8-year-old had fun adding spring blossoms to her trees.
folk art trees in a forest
Our 11-year-old enjoyed making a peaceful spring forest scene.
folk art trees with sparkling snow
Spring often comes with surprise snowfalls. Our 8-year-old added a sprinkling of salt over her watercolor to make her trees look like they have a glimmer of snow.
folk art trees by our toddler
Folk art is for any age. Our toddler had so much fun painting her trees too!
folk art spring tree garden
Even Mama joined in the fun of painting. Making art together brings so much peace to the day!
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