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Vacation Memories with Franz Spohn




Hosts: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time

Vacation Memories
Materials needed:
Faber-Castell® GRIP Watercolor Pencils
Faber-Castell® Collapsible Watercup
Canson® Sketch Book
Canson®Bristol Paper


  1. Create a mobile art studio by choosing your favorite colors of Watercolor Pencil. 
  2. Cut a piece of Bristol paper to fit inside your sketchbook. 
  3. Using Watercolor Pencil make a palette by adding squares of color to the Bristol Paper.  BE generous with your color! 
  4. Draw and Sketch scenes from your travels, use the Collapsible Watercup and Brush along with the palette you created to add color to your drawings.  Everything tucks away neatly for easy packing!


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