Shippensburg University students filled the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose Room Friday night to paint their own take on the Northern Lights.
Before beginning to paint, students were asked to take an oath that they will not call their work “crap” or throw their paint across the room. Once the oath was taken, students were asked to wet their entire canvas to prepare to paint. Throughout the night, music was played in between paint demonstrations, creating sing along moments.
Starting the painting, students were asked to paint one-third of the canvas (from top to bottom) blue, which acted as the sky. They were then asked to mix blue and white to create a light blue to began making three swirls that went up the painting.
Students continued the painting by adding green throughout the middle of the swirls in an up-and-down motion.
Following this, students added white to the top left and bottom right of the swirls followed by pink beside the white.
Having finished the swirls, it was time to move on to painting the ground. For this, students were told to paint the remaining white space with black.
While the black was drying, it was recommended that students go back over the green to make it stand out more.
Students then painted on the trees through the swirls also in black. As both the trees and ground were black, students were asked to use white to highlight the tree making it almost look like snow. The painting came to an end by adding the stars in the background.
Students said they cannot wait until the next Paint Nite.