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Art for Kids: How to Draw and Paint an Old Mansion Using Ink and Watercolor Paints

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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4 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Class

      2:39
    • 2. Step 1: Paint Backround

      3:15
    • 3. Step 2: Draw an Old Mansion

      12:26
    • 4. Step 3: Draw Details on the Old Mansion

      10:34
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About This Class

Are you looking for a fun drawing project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Old Mansion Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 8+.

There are three steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Paint Watercolor Background
  • Step 2: Draw an Old Mansion
  • Step 3: Add Detail to the Old Mansion

The teaching process used for this 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.

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

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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 Class : Hey, friends, how are you today? I hope you're having a great day today. We will be creating this beautiful old mansion. So I wanted to show you what we're going to do. And I wanted to explain to you the supplies and materials that you will need to be successful with this lesson. So this is an old mansion. It has three areas to it and it is a drawing that is on watercolor paper. And we have some water color in the background that is brown. So let me explain to you then materials and supplies that you will need. First of all, you'll need a piece of watercolor paper. Watercolor paper works best for this project because we will be painting off the surface. And it has to be a thick paper to hold that water. If you do not have watercolor paper that so cages try to find a thick paper that will hold water Well. You will also need some water color pains and in the set of watercolor paints, make sure it has a brown because the brown is the color that we're going to put down before we actually do are drawing you will also need a cup of clean water and a paintbrush. The bigger the better. This one's not that big. It works fine, but if you have a bigger one than this, it would be even better. You will also need Ah permanent marker. If you don't have a permanent marker, it that's OK. You can use any other type of a marker because we're going to be painting first. Then we're going to let our painting dry, and then we're going to be using our marker. So if you don't have a permanent marker, that's OK. You can use any type of marker that you like. Another thing that you will need is you will need a handy dandy paper towel just in case you have a spill. It's really nice to have one but one of those around. And then you will also need a mat for underneath your work area. It comes in handy when you have a little bit of paint that goes off of your paper. It just keeps things nice and me. It will keep your work area clean, so that's about it. I look forward to starting this lesson with you. See, in a minute 2. Step 1: Paint Backround: alrighty, friends. So let's get started on our project. As you know, we are going to be painting an old mansion, a cool old mansion. So what we want to do is prepare our paper to make it look old. And the way that we do that is we are going to paint the whole entire piece of white paper brown ah, light brown. So let's do that first. So what we want to do is we want to take our paintbrush and we're going to put it drop of water into our paint are brown paint and we're going to start painting. And it's okay if you have areas where there's more water. It's OK if you have areas where there is a little bit more paint, but overall, the effect that you want is a pretty light brown. So you want to make sure that you spread that paint around and you have a lot of water on your paintbrush. So if you get too dark like see that area right there, it's a little bit too dark. Just Morad that out, spread it around and then use a little bit more water. So I'm gonna go ahead and do this and speed up the video and you can either watch me or you can get started painting your piece of paper brown a very light brown. One more thing. The reason why we want our paper to be light Brown is because we want to be able to see our drawing. And if we paid it too dark, we won't be able to see our drawing. So not made. Speed this up and I'll see any money already . Friends. So here we go. Here's my brown piece of paper that I have painted. It's no longer white, and at the end I dropped a couple of drops of water onto my paper because I wanted to create some interest with the paint. If you look a look right here, you concede it. A little bit of extra water was there. It almost looks like a cloud. So I like that look and I wanted to put a couple of extra drops of water, not too much, just a couple of extra drops. So what we want to do now is we want to make sure that our paper is dry before we start drawing with our marker If it's not all the way dry, then what can happen is the marker will not work properly. So we want to make sure that it's completely dry. So I will come back when this paper is dry and then we can get started with our drawing. 3. Step 2: Draw an Old Mansion: alrighty, friends. So I'm back and take a look at my paper. It's all dry and the areas where I drop some extra water. It has this really cool blooming effect, So I really like the way that that looks. It gives it a little bit more interest. So what we're going to do right now is we are going to start the drawing portion of our lesson now. This is a mansion. It's an old mansion. And what I want to tell you first is that if you can't fit everything that I draw on to your piece of paper, that's OK. It's OK. If your mansion goes off your paper and it's invisible and you can't see it, that's no problem at all. That happens quite a bit. You just have to do the best that you can. Okay, so if there's a part that you can't fit on there, no problem. All right, so let's get started. You're going to take a look at your paper and at the top, almost the tippy, tippy top about right here where this darker area is. I'm going to start and I have it. Here's the midline and then I have it a little bit to the left. So that's where I'm going to start. And what I'm going to dio is I'm going to make a curly and then come down like this and then another curly and come down and a curly. It's just basically almost like a swirl. It's a curved line coming down to a straight line and a curved line coming down to a straight line. The next thing that I'm going to Dio is I'm going to make an upside down U underneath it, and I'm going to make sure that that upside down U is touching that first line. I'm going to close that up at the bottom, and then I'm going to make another line a tiny bit longer underneath that one, and I'm going to close those up with a curved line. Now what I'm going to do, it's kind of a tricky line, so watch what I do. First I curve down and then I come back. I curve down and I come back so all it's almost like a very long s. And then very long backwards s underneath there. I'm going to close that up, make another line underneath the first line and close that up. Now what I'm going to Dio is angry to makes straight lines down two straight lines down. Now, underneath here, this shape is going to be a little bit different. So we went a short line coming a little bit further up than these two lines. So you see how these two lines and right here this is going to go up just a little bit inside. Then what we're going to Dio is we're going to start outside of this line, touch that line and come up and meet right here and the same on this side. All right, Now we're going to follow these first lines, so you have the straight line in the middle, and then you have the sidelines, and then you close that up with two short lines. Now, the next thing that we're going to dio is we're going to make a straight line down and we're not going to go to the bottom of our paper, but we're going to go about two right here. Okay? So straight line and straight line, and then we're going to close up at the bottom. This line got a little bit longer, but that's OK because we're going to be putting some steps here. Alrighty to make the steps, you make a line a line and you close up and then you make a longer line and a longer line a line underneath that, and then you close up, you show you again. So you make a longer line and a longer line, and then you close up. Let's make one more longer line, longer line, and then you close up. So those air like you're going up the stairs and we haven't started on the detail work yet . All right, so that's the first part of our mansion. And what we're going to do is we're going to make another part of our mansion right here. So what you're going to do is move a couple of inches or several centimeters over to your right and a little bit down. I would say maybe about at this point right here, you're going to make swirly line and sorely line, but they're not going to be touching and then connect those two with the u like this and then starting in the very middle, coming up a little you're going to make a straight line underneath that line, you're going to make a dot a large dog, another line and a circle. A small circle. All right. Now, the next shape is a little bit tricky, so watch what I do. First you come down and then you end with a straight line, you come down and then you end with a straight line. Let's close that up, and then we're going to come down, down, and then we're going to make lines to follow these lines. Let me show you what I mean. So you follow this line, you follow this line and you follow this line, and then we close those that now what we're going to do is we're going to make a section that comes down from here. So you were going to go from the corner here at the bottom, and you're going to make straight lines and at the bottom, you're going to close that at coming out from here. You're going to make a slanted line, a slanted line, and then you're going to make a curved line. So you start here and you go here, go to here. But it's kind of a curved line like this, a slightly curved line. Now what we're going to do is attach this part of our mansion to this to this part of the building. So you're going to make a slanted line coming down in a slanted line coming down over here on this side. All right. At this point, right here, you're going to make a curved line, and then you're going to meet in this space and then a curved line to right here in close that up. Now, what we're going to do is we're just going to come straight down just like this. And then what we're going to do is we're going to curve a line from here to here in touch the stairs, and it's going to be a very slight curve just like that. And underneath, we're going to make another line that follows that 1st 1 and close it up. All right, So what we're going to do next is we're going to work on the third and last part of our mansion, and if you don't have enough room, that's ok. Just remember that it's okay if you goes a little bit off your paper mind might do that as well. I'm not sure. All right, So what we're going to do is go into this area almost to this height, but not quite. And if the very top we're going to make a bird and so we have a curved line coming down and then his wing area and his tail. So, little bird, actually, any way that you'd like to make a bird is just fine? Don't forget his eye in his beak coming down from our bird, you're going to make a straight line and then a straight line and then a straight line, and then a straight line empathy end of each one of these lines. You could make a dot now coming down a little bit more with a straight line. You're going to make another dot. At this point, we're going to hook one of these shapes. See this one right here. We're going to hook it to this dot So you come down, you swirl down in this world, back up. It's kind of a tricky shape that you can practice it if you need to practice. So swirl you and swirl and then right underneath that we're going to make this type of a shape, this type of a line, I should say. So swirl down, swirl down at the bottom of this. We're going to make an oval and fill it in, and then a straight line curve straight lying her underneath. This we're going to make an upside down, see? And we're going to make another upside down, see? And another one. Then what we're going to do is make a curved line and a curved line, and at the bottom of thes, you're going to make a scallop that looks like this is like a syriza views that are hooked together just like that. And then a curve line in occur fly. Now let's put a little bit of a building down here at the bottom, so we're going to maybe go behind this building right here. So we want our line to go a little bit past the point of this line and the same on this side. And then we close that up with another line, and then we close that up with another line. Now, right here, we're going to come out, come down with a straight line and remember, If you don't have enough room, that's okay. Just don't worry about this part of it. And then we're going to come down here already at the bottom here. You're going to make a straight line, and then that's going to be it for this video. The next lesson we will fill in the detail work. 4. Step 3: Draw Details on the Old Mansion: already friends. I'm back. So what we're going to do now is put some detail inside of our mansion. And I think what we'll do is we'll just start with this part of the mansion first. Okay, This is the first part of our mansion. So what we're going to do inside this top spot is we're going to make a curved line, almost like a really wide you and then another curve line coming down. And then another curve line coming down and inside here, you can do any design that you like. I like to sometimes make um, maybe an upside down bell like this for this one. This shape right here, what we're going to dio is we're going to make our rectangle and then three upside down, use inside, and then we're going to put some more windows. It's a straight line up, over and down straight line up, over and down. And then on the inside, smaller areas for your windows. So I just made some more rectangles, and I think I'll cut those in half. So basically, when you are filling in this part of the mansion, you can use any shapes or lines that you like. I'm just giving you some suggestions so that you can have some ideas. But of course, this is your aren't working. You can do whatever you like. So this part right here is going to be the door entry door. So I'm going to make a very large upside down You at the bottom of this. I am going to make a rectangle, and then the doors are going to be open. So I need a slanted line coming from the corner, a slanted line coming from the corner. But the's too slanted. Lines are not touching and then straight lines down. And then what you can do is you can just put some panels in there. Sounds like you go up the stairs and you go into the door. Now let's put a little bit of detail up here. How about a window around window with the circle in the middle and some lines coming out and then underneath this about an arched window? So an upside down U connected at the bottom, and then let's double that. You can put any design in there that you'd like. I can cope with some small lines and then maybe a another line in a swirl, and then it looks like I have a little bit of space here, so I'm going to make some very skinny lions. As I said before, if you feel like you can't fit everything in your mansion, that's okay. Just do the best that you can and use any shapes that you like. All right. Going back up to this one. Now, I think I'm going to make some curved lines here for this roof. And then inside this space, I'd like to make some windows. So I go out 2/3 of the way down and make a line. And then I cut that space into three parts, and then I make some small windows. And then in this face, I'd like to make some arched windows. So an arch window is just an upside down u that's closed at the bottom. Maybe I'll double that at all. Right. So right here, I'm going to make Let's see, gonna cut that into thirds. Maybe I'll put some circles. That's what I'll do is just make these circles. Sometimes when I'm doing art, I just kind of think of things as I'm going along as I'm going along and I I think, Oh, I'd like to try that. And I just do it because it's art. And you can pretty much do whatever you want. Okay? Right here. I'd like to make some arches. So the way that I do that is, I put it looks like it's floating in the air right now. But I put a rectangle in a rectangle. Let me show you how I make an arch. I start here at the end, and they go like that when they come down. And that's an arch right here. And then I do the same thing from this arch to this one, and then I come down, and then I do the same thing right here and then right here. We need another line. And right here. We need another line. See how that was? Look like arches inside of those arches. I'm going to make some very tall doors, very tall doors. All right for this last part of our mansion. I think what I'd like to dio is I'd like to make a line and make some arched windows, maybe three. 123 And I'm going to double those up. It may be put some lines from very solid dark lines in between. Underneath here, maybe another line and maybe some rectangles that are solid. I like the way that that looks. And then right here, I need another door. So I'm going to have an arched doorway this time. So an arched doorway is just upside down you and then I'm going to double that up, and then I'm going to cut it in half and put some door knobs. I do have a little bit of space here, so I'm going to make another window with some small arches inside. And then I think I want something fancy here. A swirly. If you don't want to do a swirly, that's fine. But if you'd like to do swirly, you start out with a swirl, you come around and then you make your other swirl opposite way just like that. Oh, my goodness. I really like the way that this is turning out. So this is basically imagine it has three different towers to it now, down below. If you like to make, um, se, you could put some plants here or you can put a fountain. If you'd like to put a fountain, just make an oval with another oval with another oval. And then, if you like water coming up and out or you can you can actually make a little fountain. Maybe little fountain. That's kind of fancy like this. So basically, it's soft rectangle, soft rectangle and then, like a little stand. And then you can even have water coming out like this where you can have it going up high. It's up to you and then down below. If you'd like to make a around cobblestone area, you can just follow that first curve lying from your fountain and keep going and keep going and going. Even though it goes off your paper, you could make some cobblestones. We show you how to do that. When I'm doing this project at my school, we usually make cobblestone, so let me show you how to do that. You just start at the end here, and then you make lines, and then what you do is when you make your next lines, you go on the middle of these first lines. So like this, and then you go in the metal when you go in the middle, always going in the middle. So they're opposite lines of where you were before. See how I'm doing that. I like the way that that looks. It reminds me of some places in Europe. Okay, What do you think? I think I'm really happy with this. This project does take a lot of time, but if you're patient with yourself, you can really come up with something spectacular. You know what? You could Dio You could maybe even give this as a gift to somebody who really loves mansions and old architecture. That would be an excellent idea. If you'd like to put something up in the sky, that would be fine as well. It is completely up to you. So I hope you enjoy this project. And I look forward to seeing you in the next one by