Wesley United Methodist Church

NW 25 and Classen Blvd. www.wesleyokc.org 405-525-3521

Monday, February 23, 2015

Art Hacks: Homemade Paint

Many of these links are for use with children but may provide a starting place for economical do it yourself paints to practice with as you learn.  It might also entertain children in the process!

Homemade Watercolor Paints from Flowers.

DIY recipes for painting and art for children. Also, here. This one shows a wider range of possible mediums as well.

Frida Kahlo's DIY Paint Recipe

Homemade salt and flour paint suitable for children

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Lesson in Trees

Jeremiah 17:8
For   you who love and follow God will be "as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some Books

Here is a list of some good books. They can give you an idea of the resources available. Purchase is not necessary.

Check with the local library and see about checking out books and DVD's.  So, if you are eager to learn even more between classes, here is a sample of the resources you might fin.

Hazel Harrison.  How to Paint and Draw: A complete course on practical and creative techniques. Art School series. Features clear, easy to follow hints and directions for drawing, watercolor, oil & acrylic and pastel.  Hermes House, London, 2003. ISBN: 0-681-30397-2

Foster Caddell. Keys to Successful Color: a guide for landscape painters in oil. Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979. ISBN: 0-823-2580-2

Landscapes: a step-by-step guide. Barnes and Noble, New York,  2003. ISBN: 0-7607-4270-7


We learned about an art movement that promotes 'random acts of art' to enrich the lives of people in a community.  These free art offerings are left in public places to bring a gift of beauty and share artistic effort through art or craft.  We plan to include this in the program and give into the community.
But Peter said, "I don't have any silver or gold for you. But I'll give you what I have.
In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene..." -- Acts 3:6


Paint and Pray continued its exploration of the theme of "creation" with a verses from Genesis and the Psalms.  The, the night's guest instructor, shared about perspective and middle ground in landscapes. The process of life and of painting goes on! Several new people joined us for the evening and many returning faces for a fun evening.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

First Night of the Pilot Project = Fun!

Express yourself through Art.

Each session an instructor will coach in a basictechnique or process using pencil or paper/canvas with acrylic/watercolor paints.

Explore Faith.

Each session will include a Theme from scripture, Words for Thought, and a short Discussion time about the topic.

Experience Prayer

Each session will include a Time for praying for participants and community needs