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Romantic Art Projects

Consider listening to our Romantic music playlist while you complete these projects!  

Watercolor Seascape

In this project, you will paint a moody seascape, just like J.M.W. Turner. Learn watercolor techniques, and try creating dramatic contrast through different sizes of objects, as well as different colors. 

Dramatic Pastel Portrait

Use pastels to learn the color zones of the face! Inspired by Courbet's The Desperate Man, this drawing lesson lets you create a dramatic portrait. Note: the color theory used in this lesson applies to different skin tones, so feel free to experiment and be creative with your interpretation of Courbet's painting!  

Charcoal Nightmare

Using Goya's The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters as a template, create a spooky nightmare out of charcoal!