Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Rooster Step-By-Step | Em Winn | Skillshare

Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Rooster Step-By-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Rooster Step-By-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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3 Lessons (9m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project

    • 2. Step 1: Draw a Rooster

    • 3. Step 2: Paint the Rooster

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About This Class

Are you looking for a watercolor painting project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Rooster Watercolor Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 5+.

There are two steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Draw a Rooster
  • Step 2: Paint the Rooster With Watercolor Paints

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. This project is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

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. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating this rooster. I'd like to go over the supplies in the materials that you will need for this project so you can gather them together. The first item that you will need is paper. I'm using a watercolor paper here. It's a thick paper that holds water, color, paint and water. Very well. If you do not have watercolor paper available to you that's okay. Just use any thick paper. You will also need some watercolor paints. I like to use a set like this because there are a lot of different colors. In this set, you will also need some clean water and a paintbrush. I'm using a fairly big paintbrush for this project. If you do not have a papers this big, that's okay. Just use whatever you have available to you. You will also need some crayons or some oil pastels. Either one will work. I'm going to use oil. Pastel For this project, you will also need a hand to dandy paper towel for spills and cleanups. And if you want a dab, a little bit of paint off of your paper paper tell is always nice to have around. The last thing that you'll need is a mat to go under your workspace. It could be either paper, maybe something like newspaper or some plastic. Anything to keep your workspace clean and tidy. So that's it. I'm sure that you will have fun with this project. Let's get started. 2. Step 1: Draw a Rooster: Hey, friends. So let's get started on our rooster. The first thing that we're going to do is decide what color we would like to make our rooster. So I am going to use oil pastels. You can use crowns if you like. I think I'm going to use my red for my rooster. And what I'm going to dio is I am going to make a body for my rooster. So I'm going to have my rooster body pretty much here in the middle. And my rooster body is just going to be a circle just like that and coming out from the circle going up this way, I am going to make two lines, two diagonal lines coming up and at the top of those lines, I'm going to make a circle and this is going to meet my roosters base Now on top of this circle, I'm going to make some long sees like this underneath my circle. I am going to make some ovals that's going to be my gobbler's. And then I'm going to make a big which is a triangle. And for his I I'm going to use black, so I'm going to wait on that. I'm going to come down here to the back of my rooster and I'm going to create a tail so a straight line out, a straight line out. And then we're going to connect those two lines with a zigzag line for my roosters legs. I'm going to make some triangles coming down two of them because they have two legs and then for his feet, I'm going to make some lines instant toes long chose. Now I'm going to look at my rooster and see if there's anything else that I'd like to put on him. Oh, I think I'm going to put a wing right here sundry to put her way. And it's basically a V that's a little bit soft. It doesn't have a sharp angle right here at the bottom. Now I'm going to get my black oil pastel. You can get a black grand if you'd like, and I'm just going to make a nice dot for Hiss I in the next video when we come back, what I'm going to do is I'm going to do some painting. I am going to paint with watercolor paints on my rooster, so I'll see you back here in a minute. 3. Step 2: Paint the Rooster: already friends. I'm back and I'm ready to paint my rooster. So, in looking at my rooster, I think I'd like to paint my rooster a few different colors. I think I'd like to paint my rooster the warm colors, the warm colors are red, orange and yellow. So that's what I'm going to do for the actual body of my rooster. So I think I will start with the color red, and I'm going to paint in my gobble and the crown up here with red. And then I think that I'm just going to start painting, read like this, and I'm going to have my colors mix going to have my orange, my red and my yellow mixed with each other. So I'm just randomly putting my red where I think it'll look good. No, I'm going to move on to my orange. I look at that pretty orange. That's so beautiful. So I'm going to put some orange around here, and I'm not being super careful about this because I really want thes colors to mix in with each other. So if they talk to each other, they're going to mix in with each other, right? Okay, and I think down here I'd like to make hiss little legs, oranges Well, and then I'm going to rinse, rinse, rinse with my clean water And I'm going to make this big yellow, and I'm going to have yellow p the mid part of his body. And again, I'd like these colors to mix together. When you are working with colors like this. It's a nice idea not to go over and over and over the same area because you want those colors to really stand out. You don't want them to completely mix in with each other. Okay? All right. So I'm finished with my actual rooster. Now I need to paint the background. I think I'm going to color the background. Ah, combination of green and blue. So I will work on that now. So I have this really cool green that I'd like to use, and then next to my green, I am going to use blue. Ooh, that's a really pretty blue, isn't it? And I like it to mix in with that green. So you see how I'm not going over and over the same area because I want to make sure that the greens days green and the blue states blue. But they still Nixon together where they touch. All right, so what? I'm going to do this speed up the video, and you could either watch me or you can get started on your own project. It is up to you. I'll see you in a mini. - All righty friends. I'm back. What do you think? I think he's really cool and colorful and really, really pretty. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my handy dandy paper towel, and I'm going to block a couple of areas that got a little bit dark. So I see this area right here. I'm just going to go like this just a little tiny bit. You don't want to overdo this. Just if you see some areas that you'd like to pick up a little bit of the paid, you can go ahead and do that, or you can leave it as is. I just see a couple of areas. I think I'm happy with that now already. I hope you enjoy this lesson. And I also hope to see you in the next video by