Art in the Open Learning Programme

These pictures were created by Year 5 children using oil pastels. They were inspired by the work of Sonia Delaunay, featured in the Movement pack. Oil pastels are a great way of creating vibrant and colourful pictures. They can be used to fill the whole area of paper (cartridge or sugar paper is best) or they can be used to create the outline and detail of the drawing, and then painted on top of, as in this oil pastel and watercolour picture by a Year 2 pupil below.

Oil pastel and watercolour, made by a Year 2 pupil

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The oil in the pastel will resist the paint on top, leaving the oil pastel showing clearly.

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