In our family studio class, parents and children created murals to explore lines, shapes and color relationships.
We began with using a chalk line, a carpenter's tool, to create lines across the page.
The web of lines created shapes that became the beginning of our painting.
Family members had different painting styles, adults tended to stay within the lines, carefully choosing colors to fill in the shapes. Younger children created their own shapes with their brushstrokes, often creating gradations and blending of colors as they mixed on the paper.
The final result reflected a variety of styles in the family group.