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Art ... Free! Techniques for Oil Pastel Drawing + Activity (3 Printable Pages)

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Art ...Free! 8 Oil Pastel Techniques + Activity (3 Printable Pages)

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There are two open-ended pages of directions for 8 different oil pastel techniques.
I prefer to copy onto bond or cardstock paper, so the paper won't tear.
You will want newspaper to put on the tables, as oil pastels can be messy.

It would help if the teacher has a large paper/board with 8 squares, in order to demonstrate all the techniques in front of the class. Each technique can be introduced separately, but emphasize at the end of the demo that artists will use many different techniques in their oil pastel drawing.

The activity is very basic with a large blank square that the students divide into 10 shapes. Other ideas include:
1. Make it harder, by having them draw a symmetrical butterfly first, then divide it into the 10 shapes.
2. Make it even more challenging for older students by using only warm colors on the left side and cold colors on the right.
3. Draw a landscape that includes land, sky and water. The sky and water are filled with cool colors and the land is warm colors.

There are many more techniques in oil pastels, and your students can make some themselves if you give them a blank piece of paper and have them experiment.

After completing the techniques worksheets, your students may enjoy this lesson:

Enjoy! Any questions please convo me. If you have technical problems downloading please contact TPT Help. Please let me know if you enjoyed this project by leaving me feedback.
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