Art Lesson for Kids: How to Draw a Tuff Puppy With Oil Pastels | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Art Lesson for Kids: How to Draw a Tuff Puppy With Oil Pastels

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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3 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Oil Pastel Puppy Painting Introduction

    • 2. Step 1: Draw Oil Pastel Puppy

    • 3. Step 2: Apply Oil Pastel to Puppy

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Follow along with me as we create a fun and fabulous oil pastel masterpiece!

Designed with beginners in mind, this Tuff Puppy oil pastel project is perfect for children ages 6+. Students will learn basic oil pastel techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. This project is designed to give children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

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The teaching process used is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into painting action!

Let's start creating!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Oil Pastel Puppy Painting Introduction: Hey, brands, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating this tough puppy, and, um, I'm excited about this. We're going to be using oil pastel, and we're going to be getting a little bit messy. Some kind of a messy project. So I hope you're up for that. I'll just see in a mini 2. Step 1: Draw Oil Pastel Puppy: Alrighty. So let's get started with our little tough dog. What you will need for this lesson is a bag, a paper bag. I got this from the local grocery store. You will need some kid friendly scissors and a pencil and some oil pastels. All you need for this lesson are some white oil pesto and some black oil. Pasto and I like to have a paper towel, just in case I need to clean my hands because oil pastels are very, very messy, which is actually one of the really good things about them. OK, so what we're going to want to dio is we're going to want to cut the sides off of our paper bag. This is kind of it does not have to be perfect. Doesn't have to be a perfectly straight line. Unless you want it to be Get this. Okay, that was a way. Now we open this up. You have a couple parts here. We're going to use this half for another lesson. So at this section off down here at the bottom Like I said, this doesn't have to be a perfect cutting job. Okay, I'm gonna set this aside so This is what we have left. If you'd like to clean up this a little bit, if you want to make this a little bit straighter, now would be the time to do that. You see here Way. Okay, So what we're going to do for a tough dog is we're going to turn our paper like this. This is called Landscape that the way that you said it. So this'd dog is not going to be so much tall. He's going to be longer, so we're going to set our paper like this. Now, the first thing that you want to do is take your pencil and we're going to make an outline of our dog. So keep in mind that you can erase any time that you'd like to, and I would suggest that you make your dog pretty big. It's big enough to fill up this paper. Okay, if you have a little teeny, tiny dog that's really cute and everything, but for this project, we're going to try to make it big. Okay, so the first thing you want to do is go to the left side of your paper and make a curved line and I hope that you can see this. Okay, Make that a little darker, herb line. You don't need to make yours this start, but I want to make sure that you can see it. Okay, Now we're going to come around with another curved line. Come almost to a point. It's kind of like a rounded point come to around it point. So that's our dog space. His head now for his ears. They're going to be trying Giller shape. So come up with a curved line and come down with the curb line, make a little space, come up with a curved line and come down with a curved line. And in the middle, there were going to make another curved line and another car plane. But I wasn't going to be his ears, his ears. They're going to be sticking pretty much straight up. All right, so there's his head in his ears. Now let's make his body, and this is a pretty simple dog, so he's not very complicated to make all right, so we're going to come down from I don't know. I guess it's this cheek area with a very slightly curved line like this So this is his neck . His chesty area in his foot. All right, now we're going to come back up and we're going to make us back area. It's going to be kind of rounded, almost like a letter J upside down backwards. Go over that again just so I can make sure that you can see it. Okay, it's pencil on brown. It might be a little hard for you to see. All right, So this is his back. Eric. Excuse me. This is his back area. This is his back area, so let's make his tail per line and curb lying. I'm going to go over that again. See, you could I could make sure that you can see it. That's his tail. Now, what we're going to do is make his lower feet area. So we have one foot here, so we're gonna close that up with a line and then make some toes which are just a syriza views. We're going to make a straight line here. Remember, this is a tough dog is gonna look tough. Another line, another line and toes. Good. Now we're going to go to the back and do the same thing. So we want to make the line coming down and some toes. I'm just doubling this. So you couldn't see it And then because this is in the back, we're going to make another line like this and some toes. And the reason why we didn't put a space here like we did here is because this is, um this this foot right here and leg are behind this one right here. Now we can close this up. Close that up with a little tummy. Who he's looking. Pretty tough, huh? All right, so let's go back up to the head at this. Part of this dog's face is going to have some black on it. So we're going to make a line, a curved line starting in the middle of his head, and we're going to come down to one side. Then we're going to make some eyes. There's a handle on the back of this bag. See, I'll show you there's a candle here. So whenever I go over it, it gets a little bit crooked. Okay, Now we're going to go to his nose. That's going to be his nose. And there you go. He doesn't have all the details that dogs normally have, but, um, he's looking pretty tough, isn't he? 3. Step 2: Apply Oil Pastel to Puppy: All right. So the next thing that we're going to dio is we are going to start filling him in with with White. OK, so we're going to choose our white oil pastel, and we're just going to try to stay inside the lines pretty much. And you can use the side of your oil pesto, which will make it go a little bit faster. You have to press really hard, though, and, uh, or you can use the actual tip. It's totally up to you. I like to use the side when I'm trying to go quickly. Like when I'm teaching kids, because I want you to get on to your creating. You can watch, and then I like it when you could spend most of the time creating. So that's why I do it. I use it on the side so I can go very, very quickly. Okay, so I'm coloring in with my white, this whole body. I might need to get another white here because this one's running out. All right. See how I'm going over all the lines that I made because I'm going to be outlining those later. I just don't want to go outside of that, the main lines to the outside of his body. Okay, let me get his ears. Other air. All right. Now take a look at the body of your dog in the face. And if you feel like you need to go over it a little bit more, go ahead and do that. Um, because I'm teaching you right now, I'm not going to take the time to do that. But ordinarily, I would. Okay, I would do that because I wanted to be the color of the white color to be nice and solid rights only do it a little bit here to show you. So the contrast between the bag and the actual artwork is pretty great. Okay. All right, that's better. Okay, so the next thing that we're going to dio as we're going to outline and see this is a pretty quick project. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to outline so anywhere that I see pencil. I am actually going Teoh outline with my black and it I usually start at the top or in the middle. This time I'm starting at the top. Okay, We're not off a little come down and I'm doing this very quickly. You'll want to take your time a little bit. That way you could do the best job you can, Dio. I'm just doing this quickly so you can get on with your project. When I'm outlining, I want to make sure that I use the tip. I don't want to use the side, right, because I want the lines to be a little bit more defined. Okay, Now, let me show you something. Do that tail first. Okay? Now, when I get to this part, what I'm going to do isn't going to outline the eyes. And then I'm going to fill in the inside of the eyes and then on this side, I'm going to fill in with black because I want this talk to have a little patch. You ever seen a dog with a little eye patch? You know, like half of his face might be one color and happy other. I like that. Look, if you want to skip this part, that's okay. You have to make sure that the I stands out. Okay, See that? No. The last thing that we need to do is the nose Ah ho, My gosh. She's so cute. I love him. Okay, now this is optional. Which means you don't have to do it. What a lot of kids like to do on this one is they like to smear the black. You can go ride in and wash your hands after this project. Okay? Where do you think? I think that was a lot of fun. There is my tough dog, my tough puppy. All right. I hope you enjoyed this project. I look forward to seeing you next time by