We usually paint a poinsettia in December during the adult watercolor class.
This year we are doing two small paintings. The students will cut and glue them to see what kind of abstract patterns they can come up with. They did some wonderful work and I feel a little bad that we will be cutting them up, but I also know that the end result will be full of another kind of fun discovery.
Ok, so last week I started a Santa demonstration and ended up painting the inspiration image of a man with a red beard. This week I followed my lesson plan and modified the image to be more Santa-like.
Everyone in class was in the best mood.... I think Santa makes us happy.
Quick demonstration in watercolor on quarter sheet cold press paper