When your young student gets home from school, or is looking for something to do during down time on a weekend or holiday, tell him or her to put down the video game controller and pick up the paintbrush. Sarah Miller, the manager of the Katonah Art Center, has an idea to try this weekend.
"Did you know that by carefully combining different mixtures from only six colors, you can paint a perfect picturesque portrait," Miller said. "Mixing colors can be likened to baking cookies - the correct measurements do apply."
Try this: Randomly mix as many paint colors as possible onto a piece of wax or parchment paper, including a section of blue onto any side to resemble a sky. Making sure you have enough paint, stamp a canvas or thick stock paper into the mixed paint. And with that, you've made a mono-print. Feel free to rearrange areas however you like. This printing process can never be repeated, hence the 'mono.