Saturday, May 21, 2011

2nd Grade Pastel Flowers

How can artists combine colors using pastels?
How can you recognize artworks created with pastels?

Color Blending
Soft Pastels

2nd Grade practiced right side of the brain drawing of flowers in their sketchbooks. They chose their best sketch and enlarged it on black paper and then outlined it in glue. They then used warm & cool color schemes to blend their chalk pastels into their glued outlines.


  1. Each one is beautiful in its own way.

  2. Anonymous12/11/11

    What an insperation! How Creative! I can't wait to try this with my children!

  3.!!! amazing!!! I have been wanting to start and observational drawing project and this one totally inspires me to move forward with the idea. I will definitely being doing a project similar to this in the near future! did i say amazing?!

  4. This is wonderful. I have never heard of black glue, where do you find it? I'm teaching a mixed media class, and this would be a wonderful addition to our project line up. Thanks!

  5. Actually Shirley, It's white crayola brand glue on black paper. It dries clear and flexible! However, If you are looking for black glue, just add a little black tempra paint to your regular glue and you can draw with it on white paper! Good luck!

  6. What did you use the oil for?

  7. Hi Candice! Those are vocab words I used with my kiddos. I demonstrated the difference between oil and chalk pastels.

  8. Anonymous30/8/12

    So you let the glue dry? Or you blend the pastels INTO the glue?

  9. Cheri7/4/13

    Hi! These are so beautiful and hard to believe that they are works of second graders. In your instructions you said the children sketched it then "enlarged" it. Was this done by a projecter of some sort?