Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Art with Oil Pastels

We followed a tutorial called Take a Line for a Walk from Art with Alex and the kids loved it! Great for ages 5 or so and up, all that's required for this project is a sheet of paper, black marker and oil pastels. 


Art is good for fine motor skills and creativity, and sadly has been an area I have not given much attention. This is the first post in what I hope to be a much more common theme - Art Projects.

The first thing we did was watch Alex's short video.

Then we drew a continuous line from one corner of the page to another corner, with black marker, making sure not to cross any existing lines, and to fill in the entire paper.

Next, beginning at one corner we followed the design like a maze and colored on one side of the line.


The resulting pictures were very individualized, bright and beautiful.






 
The kids loved it and told me they want to do more art projects for school! They even repeated the project later in the day on their own. Yeah!




This post is linked to:
Trivium Tuesdays
Hip Homeschool Hop

3 comments:

  1. This is lovely! We'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those look really great! You should display them somehow for sure!

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