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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

oil pastels and color mixing

Created on January 31, 2022 by artspaz

students will draw a sleeping bear while learning about color mixing and texture with oil pastels

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1 session; 55 minutes per session

SWBAT explain texture
SWBAT explain value
SWBAT mix colors

white drawing paper 9x12
oil pastels
book bear snores on.

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read the story bear snores on.
Start by using the brown and lightly draw the nose, snout, head and ears and then the legs on the bear.
Talk about value and how it is the lightness and darkness of the color.
Pull out the brown, white yellow and orange pastels.
You can use the white pastel to blend or soften areas.

Start by coloring the snout yellow, I like to use lines like fur for texture.
Lay the orange on top of the yellow to create texture .
Do the head, Start with the orange and make line like fur, then lay the brown on top. This will give a different value from the snout.
I like to do the ears the same color as the snout.
For the body and legs, I explain how blue and orange can make brown. Then we use the side of the pastel to lay in blue, and put the orange on top and blend them to make a different value of brown.
In the background lay in blue, using the side of the pastel, and then lay black om top.
Finish by using the black to draw in the eyes and the nose. did you make texture?
What colors make brown?


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes

Color/Value, Line, Texture


English/Language Arts