Art for Kids: Learn to Draw and Paint a Funny Bunny with Watercolors | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Art for Kids: Learn to Draw and Paint a Funny Bunny with Watercolors

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

3 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Funny Bunny Watercolor Introduction

    • 2. Step 1: Drawing a Bunny

    • 3. Step 2: Painting a Bunny

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About This Class

Are you looking for a fun and engaging art lesson for your child?

Do you want an experienced art teacher instructing your child step-by-step?

The Funny Bunny Art Lesson may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this lesson is perfect for children ages 6-10 years old.

There are two steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Drawing
  • Step 2: Painting

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 lesson is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

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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. Funny Bunny Watercolor Introduction: we're going to be drawing and painting a funny bunny with a lot of shapes and patterns. So before we begin, I would like to share with you the supplies in the materials that you will need so that we can be successful in our artwork. The first thing that you will need is some water color paper, some thick paper that will hold water. Well, I have a piece right here in front of me. My piece is pretty large, but years does not have to be this large. We also need some watercolor paints. In addition to that, we will need some water and we will need a paint brush. My paintbrushes pretty large. But yours doesn't have to be quite that large. We need a piece of paper towel and then we also need Ah permanent marker. I use the Sharpie brand marker. It works really well. We need to have a marker that does not bleed. It does not smear when there's water applied to it. So let's get started 2. Step 1: Drawing a Bunny: The first thing that you're going to want to dio is you're going to want to frame your funny bunny with a straight black line. Now, this is not going to be perfectly straight, and that's okay. We go across the top along the side, across that bottom and back up just like that. What we're going to do next is on the outside of the line. We're going to make a Siri's of upside down use all along the top. Are they all going to be exactly the same as each other? No, they're not. And that's actually what makes it look really cute and cool. You want to make sure when you're doing this, that you actually touch the line, so we'll want to go all the way around this box, and it might take you a little while I actually go a little bit faster because I have quite a bit of experience. But if you I need a little bit more time, what you can do is pause your video and then just take your time because you really do want to do a good job on this. So I just keep going all the way around until I finish now, are all of my shapes going to be exactly the same? No. See, here's a real small one, and this one's larger and that's okay. That gives it a lot of character. All right, The next thing that we're going to want to dio is we are going to put another box on the inside of this box. So we're going Teoh about an inch in. So we're going to go across down across the bottom and then back up and then we're going to do it again and we're going to follow the same line, and I am not even going to be that careful about it. Like I said, this just gives it a little bit more character. And that's what we like with our work just like that. All right, The next thing that we're going to do is we're going to create our funny bunny. So at the top of your page, but not touching the top close to the top, you're going to make two dots and these air going to be the tips of your bunny's ears. So what we're going to do is we're going to make a long curved line just like that. Almost touching the bottom, but not quite. And then we're going to do the same on this side, not quite touching the bottom. Now what we're going to do is we're going to come back up to the top and we're going to create his ears. Some people like to have really long bunny ears, and some like to have shorter minor, a little bit shorter this time. Inside these two years, we're going to make some triangles, and they have kind of carved lines. So they're upside down these and then they're closed up at that bottom. Now we're going to create his face, his eyes air kind of close together. So in there, just basically dots as larger a small as you'd like them. And then we have a triangle for his nose and then two little lines coming out. Now, you can make you your little guy smiling if you want. Rabbits also have whiskers going in to make just to whiskers. You can make a many as you'd like. We're gonna put some cheeks on him right here. Looks kind of funny. And then at the bottom, we're going to close this up now, Is this a realistic bunny rabbit? Absolutely not. It's more cartoonish. So he's really funny and cute coming out of the bottom, peeking out of the bottom, are going to make a still letter C and backwards letter. See these? They're going to be his little feet and we're going to make a couple of lines, those air representing his toes. And then right here, we're going to make this a very small hands in fingers just like that. He's kind of funny. Isn't a okay where we want to make his tummy. So we're going to go like this and a little tail. If he if it fits, you can put a little tail on him. That would be cute to picking out from the back. Now we're going to go to the background, and my bunny is pretty fat. Some people's bunnies are a little bit thinner, but mine is pretty fat. So I am going to just fill up this space all around his body with some patterns. So I think at the top I will do some zigzag lines, and if you can think of other patterns that you'd like to create Please do. So this is your artwork. So you should do what you want to dio. Okay, so I have some zigzags. I'm gonna put a few circles here inside the top of the zigzags and then down here, I think I'm gonna make some, maybe some straight lines. Now watch what I dio. I pick up my marker cause I don't want to run into my little guy and I pick it up and I bring it all the way down here. So it almost looks like the line is behind his body and I'm going to do it again. And I'm going to do it one more time. That one. That one's going to be a very short okay, I think right here in this space, I like to put some hearts. So if you want to put other shapes or other patterns, that would be fine. Or some people just like to have a plain background or even put trees and grass and that kind of thing, that would be cute to All right, so down here, my space is very limited, but I think I want to put a few swirls. Ah, swirls, swirls. Remind me of birthday parties. Maybe a swirl over here and then down here, the bottom, maybe some more zigzags. I'm getting really close to being done here and then at the very bottom. I think I'm just gonna put some lines just like that. It's a very, very busy project. There's a whole lot going on here, so I really like the way that he turned out. And I am excited about being able to paint this project. So I hope that I see you in the next part of the lesson will, which will be the painting part. All right. Thanks for watching by. 3. Step 2: Painting a Bunny: Hey, friends, welcome back to the painting portion of this lesson. Here we have our picture that we have drawn up this funny bunny. I have my paints here. I have my water, my brush and my little Tala, just in case I have spills or I need to clean up in some way. The first thing that we're going to do with our paints is we are going to wake them up because they are sleeping right now. They're very dry, and they need a little drop of water to make sure that they are prepared for us to use them . So it just really helps. If you put one drop of water, we'll let that sit for just a minute. Now I'm going to take a look at my picture, and then I'm going to make a decision on what color I like my bunny to be. And I think that I am going to choose Ah, light blue this time. So I want my bunnies major color, the main color to be blue. And I think that around it I'm just gonna have a whole bunch of different colors and just see what happens if I get after I get the blue on there, see how I feel about the other colors. So I am going to suggest that you do your bunny first. You you paint your bunny first and then after that, then just put any pain, any colors that you want on the other sections. OK, so let's start out with that. I'm going to dip it in, dip the paintbrush into my color that I want, which is blue. And if I get a lot of pain on their, then the color is going to be very, very dark. Wait a minute. I'm think I want a little bit lighter than that. So all I do is I did my paintbrush in the water and then I can make my paint lighter. Um, more transparent. Transparent means you can see through something. So I have quite a bit of pain on here so I can spread it around. If I go out of the lines a little bit, that's okay. That's kind of the nature of watercolor paints. Okay, get a little bit more pain on their A while. That's pretty dark, too. So I'm going to want to spread that out a little bit it a little bit more water on there. We're like how he looks right now. Oh, he's so cute. Okay, so I have that part of my funny bunny done. I want to make sure I get his little hands and his little feet. I think what I'm going to do with this tale is I'm going to keep it white. Okay? Now, for this part of him, I'm going to choose a red. So what I'm going to do? I wanted to be a really light red, So I want to make sure that I put a lot of water on that. And you know what you could do with your little Tal. You contest it to see if it's light enough. So I put a little bit of water in my tray here, and then I mix it around. Hope you concede that. See how that is, how like that IHS, And I'm gonna put it right here on his nose because I want that to be really light. And I also want his little cheeks to be light. Okay. I'm glad that this happened. There's something that happened right here, and normally I really like it when the color spread out. But for this particular project, I'm going to clean that up just a little bit. I'm gonna soak it up with my paper, tell see how I did that. You have to get the paint when it's wet, and then you just tap it in. It soaks right up. If you don't want it to spread around a lot. Normally I don't mind. But for this particular part, I wanted to make sure that I got that quickly down here. I want his tummy to be kind of a reddish pinkish and then also his ears. Now a great thing about these projects is you came color or paint your project any color that you want. And as I've said before, that's the really neat thing about art is that you can dio whatever you want. That's the cool thing about art is that you get to do whatever you want, so I'm going to go around this outer edge. And did you see how I changed colors there? I started out with a light greenish yellow, and I switched to a green, and you could do that, too. You can apply different colors and mixed them up if you like. That's always a fun idea as well. So what I'm gonna do at this point is I am going to go ahead and I am going to paint my entire painting. And what you can do is you can either watch me paint or you can do your own painting while I am painting at the same time. And what I will do is I will speed up this painting. So it looks like I'm painting really, really fast. Although I do pay pretty fast, but not that fast. So if you see me doing some speed painting, um, that's You'll know what's going on. So I'm going, Teoh, speed it up. I'm going to finish up my painting and then I'll meet you back here in just a few minutes. All right, here we go. - All right, friends, I'm back. What do you think? I really, really liked the way that this project turned out. I did it pretty quickly, So I'm very happy with the way that it looks. I wanted to show you a couple of things If you notice here. If the color is starting to spread, remember when I cleaned up this area right here. It's because I wanted the color to stay within the nose. But here I really like the way that that looks, so I'm not going to touch that at all. You might find in your painting that this happens that your colors will spread around. And that's just the way that water colors are. That's why they're so quirky and wonderful. So I hope you had a good time on this lesson. I hope you finish, um, the other lessons in this course. And I will see you next time. Thank you for watching by.