A Space to Create, Oil Pastel Animal Art Lesson.
With these oil pastel animals students learn about the golden ratio in their compositions, how to draw on an enlarged grid and how to blend colors to create value using oil pastels. This art lesson has a strong Math component and truly is a student favorite with nearly student able to be successful in their work!
Included are 2 PowerPoint Presentations:
Oil Pastel Animals with examples of student artwork
Golden Ratio: The Mathematical Formula of Life with video link
Student Self Evaluation Rubric
Optional Grid for Transparency
Medium: Oil Pastel
Time: 10-12 days
Elements and Principles covered, VALUE, COLOR, PROPORTION
Understand and apply the Golden Ratio to their composition
Grid reference photo and enlarge it by 1.5x
Blend colors using oil pastel
Create a range of 5 values in color
Materials: Heavyweight paper, oil pastels, blending stumps, sandpaper to clean stumps, pencils, rulers. Optional: I used PowerPoint to crop photos to exact size and we found our reference on the computer and printed it out.