Kids Art Project: Create a Floral Landscape With Oil Pastels | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Kids Art Project: Create a Floral Landscape With Oil Pastels

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Floral Oil Pastel Introduction


    • 2.

      Step 1: Background and Outline


    • 3.

      Step 2: Applying Color to Painting


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About This Class

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

Designed with beginners in mind, this Floral Landscape oil pastel project is perfect for children ages 8-12 years old. 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.

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

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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. Floral Oil Pastel Introduction: Hey, friends. How are you? I hope you're having a great day today. This is the piece of artwork that we're going to be creating today. So I hope you are excited about this lesson. I know that I'm excited about teaching it. It's going to be, ah, land escape. Seen with some flowers in the forefront, some mountains in the middle and the sunshine in the back. So we're going to be doing some spearing. We're going to be doing some color application and yeah, it's going to be, Ah, fun lesson. So let's get started. 2. Step 1: Background and Outline: all right. A. So the first thing that we're going to do is we're going to apply some of our white oil pastel to our black paper so my oil pest ill is covered with this piece of paper. So what I'm going to want to dio is I'm going to want to peel that off first. Get that peeled off. And I know that some people don't like to break thes, but they're easier to work with if you break them. So I'm going to break that in half, and I'm going to set my other piece aside. And what I'm basically going to do is I'm going to cover this whole piece of black paper, what with this white oil pastel. So I'm going to start here and notice I'm going to be using this side. I'm going to be using the side of my oil. Pasto. I'm gonna show you why it covers a lot more quickly if you take the end of it and you go like this color with the end. It does have a lot of nice coverage. However, it will take a long, long time to do it that way. So one tip one trick that you could dio is peel your oil pastel and then put it on its side and then you can get very quick coverage. So I'm going to cover my whole entire peace of black paper with this oil pastel, the white one. So almost finished all the way down. I'm pressing quite hard. I want to get it on their Really, Really? Well, okay, so now I'm doing with that part. Looks a little bit like this snowstorm. Okay, so I feel pretty good about this. Now, if you take a look at this piece of oils pastel, it's pretty small in pretty thin. So I'm going to do some drawing right now, and what I'm going to have to do is get my other piece, which is right here to do some actual drawing. So we're going to sketch out the drawing, the artwork that we're going to be coloring in with different colors. So let's go ahead and do that now. So this is going to be a seen a landscape. So we're going to have some flowers in the foreground, which you're going to be closest to us. Then in the middle, we're going to have some mountains and then in the back, we're going to have a big sunshine. Okay, so the first thing that we're going to start out with or some flowers and you get to choose how many flowers you'd like this project works best if they're big and bold. So I'm going to show you the kind of flowers that I'm going to make. And I'm basically just going to outline. And it is a little bit tricky to see the outline, because what I'm doing is I'm putting Ah, white oil pesto on. Now, what is a white background? But you can still see it. I'm going to put one here. Maybe one here. This type of a flower Lipsey, that broke these. I have to say these air very fragile. Which means that they can break very easily. But that's no problem, because that's just the way that they are. Okay, so I have one flower here. I have one flower here, and I'm going to make one more, maybe half of a flower here. Make that into a daisy, maybe put another row of pedals behind the first row. Now I'm going to make some stems some nice thick systems coming down. And what's also nice about oil, Pastel, if you mess up, if you feel like you make a mistake, it doesn't really matter, because we're going to go over this whole piece of paper with more color. Okay, so now I'm going to put some some mountains in the back, and they're going to be very simple and big and bold. So here's one right here. And then I'm going to put another one, maybe right here. And then I'll put another one right here. So three flowers in the foreground and then three mountains in the middle. And I see a little area right here where I need Teoh. Maybe bring that over. That's going to be where the ground is. Right here. So this will be the ground. This will be the mountains. Now, up for the sunshine. I'm going to make the sun shine spread across the whole piece of paper. So I'd like to put maybe a circle here and then another circle and then maybe some lines coming out for my son. Shine raise coming all the way out, and I'm going off the edge of the paper. See how now if there's a different type of the sun and that you'd like to make, please go ahead and do that. So it it might be a little bit difficult to see at this point, but it gives us just enough guidance that the lines give us just enough guidance. So when we start applying color, we will know exactly where the color is going to go. All right, I like how this looks. And the thing about this is, if you want to do something different, different types of flowers, different types of mountains if you want to make them more pointy or more flat, more like hills. Or if you don't even want the son, you can change that into a movie. Put it up in the in, the in the sky. Maybe with some stars. It's up to you. This is your artwork, all right. I'll see in the next video by 3. Step 2: Applying Color to Painting: Hey, friends. OK, so now what we're going to do is we are going to put some colors onto our piece of artwork . So what you want to do is you'll want to kind of think about some colors that you'd like to use. It doesn't have to be set if you choose to mix up the colors and make a different decision as you go. That happens all the time with artists. So but you might want to have a general idea of the colors that you'd like to use. For example, up in the sky, I am going to have just sun color. So they would be the warm colors which are maybe some red, yellow and orange up in the sky. Maybe down here will put some green but the mountains. Maybe I'll make different colors of blue and purple, and then the flowers. I'm just going to kind of see as I go, So that's what I'm going to be doing. What I'm going Teoh suggest, is because these air smaller areas when you are applying your color with your oil pastel, you you don't need to do this this side unless you come across some really big areas. You don't need to put your oil pastel onto this side, but, um, you can put it pointed straight down. Kind of like you would use a marker or crayon or a pin or something like this. A pencil. Okay, so that will give you the most coverage with your oil pastel. So what you'll want to dio is you can watch me, and I'm going to speed up this video while I work. Or you could go ahead and get started on your own piece of artwork. That would be fine. It's well, okay, here I go. - Already friends. So I'm finished, and I'm really happy with the way that this looks. It looks, in my view, it looks really, really great. I like how a little bit of the black is showing through the the oil pastel. If you feel like you like to smear some of the colors, that's one of the beauty of this particular type of, um, supply. This, this art supply, you could just smear things around, get your hands a little bit dirty, a messy or should call it. And you if you don't want to mix the colors together then you could just use your handy dandy paper towel to wipe wipe off your hands. Now, a lot of things, something that people do with oil pastels is they sometimes layer different colors on top of each other. So if you would like to maybe experiment with a little bit of yellow and then put orange on top, that's something that you could do is well. You can layer with as many colors as you like. I tend to like of more pure form of each color, although I did do a little bit of layering up here with the with the sun. Now I'm going. Teoh. What? You know that you can either leave your oil pastel painting like this or you can outline it . So if you choose to outline at what you could do is take your black. We're basically any dark color. I guess it dark blue would might work as well. Um, but you outline it with black in any place where you see a line that you'd like to put your black. All you do is go along that line just like this, and it outlines the colors a little bit more. Some people like to outline. Some people don't like to outline Aziz much. So this is the step that you actually dio last. So you want to do all the other colors first? Because if you choose to do, if you choose to put your black on before you apply the other colors, what happens is the black consume ear all over the place and then get Nick. Nick gets mixed in with your other colors. So what I would suggest is that you apply your black after you are finished with all of your other colors. So it goes very quickly. You will want to take your time so you do the best job possible. And like I said, this step, you don't have to dio only if you want to use to take a look at your at your painting kind of take a step back and hold it away from your body and then decide if you'd like to put some black outline on it. It's really up to you. It just it's, uh, the artist preference. Okay, so let me finish this up. There we go. I hope you like this lesson. I'll see you later by