Collage Painting-An Activity That You Can Do With Your Kids To Promote Social Awareness

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Collage Painting along with your children should really be a good bonding experience with them. Not only will it spark ingenuity on your part but will even unveil the innovativeness and creative thinking of your child. So why wouldn’t you strike 2 birds with one stone?

Try to make Collage paintings that reflect social conditions that can create consciousness in them? By way of example, to set-up consciousness of fire and firemen’s significance of their jobs, you may get numerous materials to make a fire truck and paint it. You may get Popsicle sticks and utilize them as ladders, get an egg carton and scissors and cut it up in different shapes and employ it as different parts of the fire truck. Then you can stick it all together and paint it along with your child.

Being a parent, you may want to direct your child to become a healthy and ethical grown-up. How can you direct your child to a healthy future? What sort of hobbies can you accomplish together as a family that will drive your child towards becoming a loving person? Community service and Volunteerism are the way to go. Not only will you demonstrate your kid that it is “cool” to care for others, but it will also certainly be a wonderful approach to interact with new individuals and perhaps land scholarship money for college.

Here are some ways to get your children encouraged to desire to help. Stop bribing and coercion, the objective is to make your kids enthusiastic about helping others. Kids learn by example. It is also a good idea to involve your kid in your volunteering experience or showing your child how you can properly recycle. Every kid has passions that can be converted in a wonderful experience. If your child is interested in art, complement them up with an art charity. Once your child is matched with the suitable project, your child will encounter a worthwhile experience that she or he will forever remember. It may be easier to involve your kid if a friend is also involved. Some kids might be timid and will need a fellow to aid soften the experience. Also, with a friend, the project becomes more special and pleasurable. Watching the news with them can also develop another type of social awareness in them. Hopefully even obtain their sympathetic side to come out.

In the end, you can do more activities with your kids that would summarize fun and social awareness. In my opinion that most art forms generate from a deep sense of emotion and being socially aware can ignite that emotion to make great art

Collage painting can be used for this type of activity. It’s not only easy to do but is also fun and exciting for the child because you’ll be using different materials for the project. Putting it together will not only teach the child of the different principles this craft has, because in addition, you are teaching your child whatever social issue that it is you want him or her to learn in a fun way.

An internationally recognised mixed media artist that is an expert in painting tranning lessons may be located in Los angeles. Interior designers experience this specific mixed media art and is also successful for well-known collage painting in Los Angeles. In the event that you enjoy fine art, this is obviously the way to go.

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Painting Business – 5 Surefire Ways To Make Maximum Profits as a House Painter

Here are five surefire ways to make 2 – 3 times as much per hour as a regular house painter makes just pushing a brush and a roller (not that that pays bad either). Each of these techniques could make you $30 – $70 per hour or more.

1. Spray Painting – if you do a lot of decks, exterior painting, commercial jobs and/or would like to get into new construction painting and want to turn your jobs faster to make more per hour, consider renting or buying an airless paint sprayer.

Because these sprayers are airless you get very little over-spray to worry about. Even painting indoors is safer because with an airless sprayer you don’t get a room full of spray fumes.

If you get jobs that work well using a spray system, you can bid the job as you normally would but get it done in “days” not weeks or “hours” not days, etc.

You cannot spray in people’s homes of course. But if you have a large commercial re-paint with lots of interior wall space you could use a power roller attachment for faster results. For spray painting exterior you will have to mask off surfaces here and there and cover a few shrubs but once that’s done you can go with the flow.

2. Get Help – hiring employees and sub-contractors can be profitable. It’s called “leveraging your time” because you use the power of others to multiply your hours of service worked.

There are a lot of good quality painters out there that just want a job. While you do the estimates and line up the work they (your employees or subs) do the painting and you make part of the profit per painter.

Each painter could be making you an extra $10 per hour or more. Ten painters times $10 equals a $100 per hour. That could work out to an extra $700 or $800 per day just for you. Simply multiply that for each painter you employ and you will be highly motivated to keep doing estimates.

3. Drywall Repair – you can make great money repairing damaged drywall and plaster caused from leaks, vandalism, house settling, etc. there is even the texturing of ceilings and walls jobs to get.

Everyone “thinks” they know how to paint right? But when it comes to doing simple drywall or plaster repairs they go running home to mommy every time. And even if they do attempt to do it themselves it never works out for them because they don’t know the simple basics that make drywall repair look good.

It has always been easy for me to get $30 – $70 per hour doing drywall and plaster repairs. I may spend a couple hours one day tearing out and patching in new material and another 3 or 4 hours the next day finishing the job. I can walk away with $350 for a total of seven hours of work and I spent very little in materials cost.

So it is always pure profit minus maybe $15 or $20 for materials. Drywall and plaster repair is an easy business once you know a few tricks-of-the trade.

4. Faux Painting – there are 4 basic faux painting designs or finishes that are popular and that you can master fairly quickly and make great money for starters. And you will soon be creating new and exciting patterns as well. Get good at this trade and make some great money because people don’t know how to do it and the ones who do many times make it a disaster.

You can get faux painting jobs doing bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, dinning and living rooms, accent walls, etc. There are customers in all price ranges. Even multi million dollar homes have beautiful faux painting done in them.

5. Star Mural Painting – here is a type of painting that will make you an “illusionist”. As you get good at creating the night sky or outer space themes on ceilings and walls you will be making it look like the room has literally disappeared before their eyes and they are looking up into the night sky. You will soon be well known and sought after for your mysterious painting art.

It is truly a beautiful type of painting when you actually see one of these for the first time. Colors come alive in the dark. You can do bedrooms, game rooms, hotels, motels and basically everything that has a ceiling or walls.

6. BONUS: One more way to make great money in the painting business is regular conventional mural painting. People have large walls done, ceilings done, large wall size canvasses, etc,

There are even sign painters that do sides of buildings and muralists do similar work. This type of painting can be easy because you “graph” out the wall after first planning the artwork out on graph paper. Again, everyone “thinks” they know how to paint but when you master any one or all of these above niche painting techniques the crowd goes running home to mommy!

Lee Cusano has owned his own painting business since 1991. Since 2004 he has helped others to start their own business and make good money doing it right from the start with his several painting manuals. Please visit for some free valuable painting techniques and painting ideas.