This is one of the Education Department’s go-to art projects for field trips! Students really enjoy touring our “Louis Comfort Tiffany in New London” exhibition and love being able to make their own window.
- Paint (the Museum uses Crayola Tempera paint)
- Paintbrushes (Q-tips are a good alternative)
- Paint palette (the Museum uses paper plates)
- Paper and pencil
- Coloring book (optional)
- Wax paper
- Water buckets
- Black sharpies
- Sketch out a design on a piece of paper, or trace an image that you like from a coloring book page on plain white paper.
- Once your sketch is complete, place a piece of wax paper over the design and use a black sharpie to trace the image onto the wax paper.
- Tape the paper to a hard surface to prevent it from moving around while tracing and painting.
- Place a dollop of the primary paint colors (red, yellow, blue) and white on your palette. Using these colors, you can mix your own secondary colors. It’s fun to experiment with color mixing!
- Flip the tracing paper over, and paint on the backside of it.
- Once the paint is dry, turn the painting over and it will look like the colors are contained by the black sharpie lines.