I wanted the kids to have a fun experience and be comfortable with oil pastels and watercolors together. The two mediums are absolutely lovely as a pair!
I challenged the kids (ages 5-10 years old) to just "doodle" and makes shapes touch and lines cross over each other (or maybe you could say... "nonobjective art!").
A lot of them had a hard time just doodling, they wanted to "draw" detail, but the end result is gorgeous. Most of them chose their "doodle art" for their final project to "frame on canvas"--> (A Beautiful Way to Display Artwork post).
Also, see our other oil pastel & water color project from our Summer Art Class.
- First they did a pencil drawing on water color paper.
- Then they traced their drawing with a variety of oil pastels.
- Last they water colored inside the shapes to make the colors pop!
They are just amazing!