Painted Shoes

Summary:

Kids can make painted shoes in the style of  Teodoro Dragonieri, a Canadian artist who paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century. Its a great idea, one that is fun to try for both kids and adults.

Painted Shoes by Teodoro Dragonieri

Objectives:

  • Old shoes that no one will ever wear again
  • Acrylic or liquid tempera paint (you can make tempera paint thicker and stickier by adding flour or white glue)
  • Brushes
  • Water
  • Water containers
  • A covered work area
  • Examples of paintings created by the masters (VanGogh, Monet, Picasso etc.)

What You Need:

  • Old shoes that no one will ever wear again
  • Acrylic or liquid tempera paint (you can make tempera paint thicker and stickier by adding flour or white glue)
  • Brushes
  • Water
  • Water containers
  • A covered work area
  • Examples of paintings created by the masters (VanGogh, Monet, Picasso etc.)

What You Do:

  1. Take the laces (if any) out of the shoe.
  2. Choose a picture of a painting that you like.
  3. Try sketching out the painting on a piece of scrap paper.
  4. When you feel comfortable with the image, transfer it onto the shoe. You might want to sketch lightly with pencil first or just start with the paint.
  5. If you are painting a dark colored shoe, you might want to “prime” it with a light paint before drawing an image onto the shoe.
  6. When you are finished, put the laces back in and admire your masterpiece.

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About The Artist:

Teodoro Dragonieri is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator who has initiated, developed and coordinated many popular and critically acclaimed arts programs for museums, arts organizations, inner-city youth, and developmentally challenged individuals. Read More HERE.

Student Work:

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