Tag Archives: oil pastel resist

Peter Diem Cows

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Everyone seems to do a Peter Diem Cow lesson!

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They are so colorful and perfect for young ones.

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I had my K/1 class, do a guided drawing of a cow. Some wanted 4 legs, udders, and tails so they did. Others copied Peter Diem.

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They colored with oil pastel then used markers and water for a blended background.

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Laurel Burch Cats

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For this lesson, my kindergarten students drew a cat and flowers in oil pastel and then painted over it with black water color.

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I like watercolor paintings to be bright and cheery so I take out the black and brown paint. I have a lot of black watercolor paint because I take it our of our paint trays.

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This lesson allowed us to use up some of those black paint trays. The hardest part is getting kindergarten students to color hard enough that the water color resists the paints.

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Leaves with Lines

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I wanted a simple lesson that tied in with lines and fall so we did these. Students looked at pictures of various fall leaves (hard to find in our area so we used images from the internet).

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They drew a large leaf or several small ones with veins and stems.

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The background was fragmented and filled in with lines and shapes in white pastel.

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They painted with watercolor. 48945317.jpg

Rainy Rainbow

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The kindergarten team was learning about rainbows and weather and this lesson was perfect.

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I saw a rain image similar to this somewhere on the internet and thought it would be perfect if we added a rainbow.

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Oil pastel and water color was what we used to create these images.

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Students of course loved the AH! moment when the oil pastel popped through the black  and blue paint.