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Learning from the Masters

Project Description: Copying as a way of learning art has been practiced throughout history. United Art & Education features how to practice this technique using Grafix Clear-Lay Film.

Designed by: United Art & Education

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


  • Grafix Clear-Lay Film
  • Ultra-Fine Black Sharpie
  • Pictures of famous paintings
  • Printer/Photocopier
  • Tape
  • White Paper
  • Markers, Colored Pencils, Oil Pastels or Crayons

Steps to Make This:

  1. Start by printing a color copy of a famous painting on a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ paper. Tape a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ Grafix Clear-Lay film on top of the image.
  2. Using an ultra-fine Sharpie marker and trace the important elements of the painting. Your tracing doesn’t have to be exact; it can be your own interpretation of the painting.
  3. Photocopy the finished tracing onto white paper.
  4. Explore the original artist’s style, use of color and brush strokes. Color you’re tracing with crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels or any medium you wish.
  • Grafix
  • Your Source for Creative Plastic Films
  • 5800 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
  • Phone: 216-581-9050
  • Fax: 216-581-9041
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