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Artists' Materials & Framing in St. Paul, MN

Week 2: Dreaming of Your Art Deco Getaway

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Dreaming of a winter getaway?  Create your perfect destination poster in the classic Art Deco style. Take inspiration from the WPA historical posters for our National Parks, or the European Travel posters from the 1920’s through 1940’s…these iconic works focus on saturated colors, a limited color palette, and bold graphics.  Be sure to layer your colors to get the right perspective (back, middle, and foreground) and feel free to add a little text.  You can also use stencils or templates to help with your graphic elements.  We recommend using your favorite water media: gouache, watercolor, or acrylic paint.

Need more poster inspiration? Check out the fun, reprinted vintage posters from Italian Cavallini paper – bonus: all sheet paper is 10% off right now!  These new, old timey posters would make a great travel journal cover!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies

Author: KristinaFjellman

Kristina has worked at Wet Paint for over 10 years and is the current Marketing Manager. She is also an artist, performer, teacher, and generally regarded as a nice person.

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