Do you have a budding artist in your family? We do. My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES art and loves any opportunity to do an art project. That’s why we were excited to give Paint-by-Number Museum Series a look. This product, from Timberdoodle, is an awesome way to study famous artists while recreating some great masterpieces in a paint-by-number atmosphere.
Did you do paint-by-number when you were a kid? I remember doing them all the time and thinking they were so fun. So this is a fun way to bring some of that into my kids days. I was excited to give Paint-by-Number Museum Series a try. And my daughter thought it was AWESOME!
She started with The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet. We have been studying Monet this year and she thought that would be fun. The set it easy to use and includes everything you need. The set includes:
- a 6″ x 8″ canvas
- paint (6 acrylic colors)
- pop up easel
The canvas is of good quality and has black lines on it with the numbers clearly marked. The back of the cover page has the key for what color each number represents. There is also a key on how to mix the paints that are included to make the additional colors needed. I thought that was great as well because it allowed my daughter to work with the colors to make different colors and shades. She had fun making her own colors and really enjoyed that part.
The paint by number is very detailed and there are some very tiny areas to paint. I liked that it was a little challenging to do. It took some concentration and effort. She really enjoyed doing The Japanese Footbridge and we looked up more about Monet and this painting after she finished. It did take a little while to complete. It isn’t a one-sitting painting really, though I’m sure someone probably does it. We did it over several weeks doing a little a few days each week.
My daughter, who is 11, really enjoys art and this was a different kind of artwork for her. She had not done a paint by number of this complexity and really enjoyed the challenge. She is definitely interested in doing more from the Museum Collection. She is excited to hang her masterpiece on the wall.
Overall I think this a great product and something that would be fun for your budding artist. I think I might have even enjoyed doing this. And what a fun way to compliment an artist study than to add a Paint-by-Number Museum Series to your study of an artist.
The Paint-by-Number Museum Series includes The Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet, and the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. What a great selection!
The Paint-by-Number Museum Series is included in the Timberdoodle’s 2016 Third-Grade Curriculum Kit.
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