Drawing and Painting for Kids: Draw and Watercolor Paint a Cute Pig | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Drawing and Painting for Kids: Draw and Watercolor Paint a Cute Pig

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

3 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction to This Project and Supplies You Will Need

    • 2. Step 1: Draw a Cute Pig

    • 3. Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Pig

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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 Cute Pig Drawing and Watercolor Painting 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 Pig
  • Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Pig

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:

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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 to This Project and Supplies You Will Need: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating this cute pig on a farm and he's in a little patch of mud, and I'm excited about this lesson. This is a really cute one. I wanted to go over the supplies and the materials that you will need for this lesson before we begin. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of paper. I used a nice, thick watercolor paper for this piece of paper on this project. If you do not have watercolor paper, that's okay. Just use any thick paper that you have around. The next thing that you'll need are some watercolor paints. I like to use a set like this because it has a lot of options, a lot of different paint colors. The next thing that you'll meet is some clean and clear water and a paintbrush. This paintbrushes pretty large, so you'll need those two things. You'll also need either some oil pastels or some Kranz. It's up to you. If you don't have oil pastels. That's okay. Just use your crayons. They'll work just fine. The reason why I like to use oil pastels is because they offer a really nice thick line. But crayons work really, really well. Also. The next thing that you'll need is a handy dandy paper towel. This helps with spells or little dabs that you need to clean up. The last thing that you'll need for your project is a mat underneath your work area or a piece of paper, some newspaper, just to keep your area nice and tidy and clean. So I hope that you're excited about this lesson. I know I am. Let's get started. 2. Step 1: Draw a Cute Pig: Hey, friends. So welcome to step number one of our painting, our cute little pig on a farm. What were going to do first is we're going to draw our pig, and I'm going to use oil pastels to draw my pig. I'm going to set my supplies off to the side so that I have plenty of room. These air, my oil pastels. I'm just going to use the black. That works the best for me because I like to have a really dark and thick line when I am drawing my pick. If you choose something else, if you choose a crayon or pencil, that's fine. But I like to use a dark oil pastel. So the first thing that we're going to want to do is make a pretty large circle on your piece of paper and make sure that your circles a little bit off to the side. You'll want to make sure that it's off to the left side because we're going to put our pigs body over here on the right side. After you have your circle, we're going to make some triangle years, and if you are using an oil passed out, make sure you press pretty hard, Press firmly. Now we're going to make an oval for hiss snout and then two large dots inside that oval and then a dot or a smile underneath for the mouth, and we're going to have some wide set eyes. If you'd like to make different types of eyes, that's okay now for his body. What we're going to do is we're going to make a really large, curved line that goes about that are down. So we start in the middle of the head, we come down and then we stop about right here. Now, this is going to be the back side of the pig and then these air going to be the bottom of the feet. This part right here, what we're going to do is make a straight line down, and it's going to be roughly even with this line right here. Let me extend that one down just a little. Now what we're going to dio is we're going to make our pig's hooves sell whips. My oil pastel broke. So we come up like this and then we come over and then we do the same thing on this side just like that and then for the back feet. What we'll do is we'll make some little hooves that are kind of tucked behind. If you'd like to color those in black at the bottom, go ahead and do that. It's up to you. Put a little bit of dark oil pastel there, put a little host and let's remember our picks tail curly tail right on his backside. Now for the his background I'd like to make. I think I want him to be standing in a little bit of mud. I think that would be fun. So I'm going to make a little mud patch right here. And then I'm going to make a line here, and this is where the fence is going to go because he's going to be on a farm for the fencing. I don't have that much room, but the way that I like to make offense is like this. You make a straight line in a straight line, and then at the top of that straight line, you make an upside down. V says straight line straight line an upside down B straight line, a straight line upside down B and then what we do is we attach thes with more straight lines like this. I hope you concede this because this oil pastels very small. So basically, I just started making two straight lines. I jumped over this fence post right here in the name me two small ones. I didn't want to hit my pick, though, and then I did the same down here. And for this part, I'm going to make a straight line, jump over my fence posts and then go like that and then make another one like this and jump over and remember, we don't want to touch our pig. See how I'm doing that. And it looks like the fence fence posts are in front of these other parts of the fence. Now, if you'd like to make something in the background like a tree or the son, I like to just make some clouds in the sky. It's up to you as to what you like to make. You'll make a small cloud right here, and then if you'd like to make some grass, it's completely up to you. Remember, this is your artworks that you get to do what you like to Dio. I'm just offering suggestions for you already friends. When I come back, that's when we will do our PT, so I'll see in a minute. 3. Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Pig: already. Friends, welcome back. So this is the painting portion of our cute pig on a farm watercolor painting. And what we're going to do is hungry to start out by putting a drop of water in each of the colors that I'm thinking that I'm going to be using on my watercolor palette. So I'm going to be displacing one drop of water. And what this does is it prepares your paints. It kind of softens them up and it gets thumb ready for you to paint, and and it kind of dissolves the paint a little bit. So let me take a look at my painting. I think I'd like to paint my pig pink. I'd like to paint my mud brown. I'd like to paint my grass green. I'm going to leave my fencing white, and then I'm going to paint my sky blue and I'm going to leave my clouds white. So that's my plan. And sometimes when I'm painting, I just don't even think about the colors that I'm going to use. I just go for it. But sometimes I actually like to try to plan it out, so I'm going to start out with my pink and I want kind of a lighter pink, So Oh, look at that. That's awesome. Looks exactly like what I was thinking of. I'm going to use this and what I'm doing over here. I am. I'm not sure if you can see it in the camera. Excuse me In the lens is I am. What I did is I created a little bit of, ah, lighter pink here. I took my dark pink and I put it with a lot of water in a palate, and I pushed it around like this, and I thought, that's about the right color. And then I tested it out on my piece of paper. If you want a separate piece of paper to test it out on, that's always a good idea as well. And that's how I sometimes create my colors. There was no color mixing on this one, but I did add a lot more water than I normally dio. So I just keep pushing that pain around, and I'm going to speed up this video so that you can either watch me or you can get started on your own project. It's up to you. I'll see you back here in just a minute. Already. Friends, I'm finished. I'm really happy with my project. I wanted to mention a couple of things. Remember, when you are using oil pastels, sometimes you might get little bits of oil pastel around on your piece of paper, and we're not going to swipe them off because you could smear the oil pastel around. It's a very soft material, so just wait until your whole entire piece of paper is dry, and then you can just pick them off with your fingers. Another thing is, remind yourself over and over to keep pushing that paint around. You don't want to stay in one spot and go over and over and over that same spot because eventually the paper will break down and you could create a hole in your paper. So you want to make sure that you push that paint around at all times. I hope that you enjoyed this lesson. I'm so excited to teach it to you and I'll see you next time