Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oil pastel figure lesson differentiated for High School

  A little while back I posted a successful middle school lesson
I did using oil pastels and wood figures. 
The high school art teacher I work with recently used the lesson with her Drawing and Painting I class. The high school students used white 18 x 24 paper (I used 12 x 18 with middle school) and made them really big. The added challenge was to include a complementary color background to make the figures really pop. They are awesome!


  1. I teach an Art 1 class (mostly Freshmen that have never had an art class) I'm wondering when would you recommend doing a project like this? I usually start with a line project, then something that teaches shape and value then color. I'm thinking that this would be great as a 3rd project right after I introduce color but before doing my color wheel painting project...any suggestions would be great??
    Love your blog and going to be using some of your projects!!!

  2. love this idea! Ive wanted to do something like this for awhile in my 9th grade Art 1 class.

  3. Is there an assessment for this project? Love it!