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Use use coloring pages and something of those crayon methods for your following classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint along with the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

Color most of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines could make the photo simpler to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into the other person.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist however it is an excellent extension of the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a smaller sheet of paper that is regarding the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a region of the photo with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment which has a bit of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture and then rub them your thumb.

This is effective if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go in the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a smaller amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil will make the picture almost transparent.
Students could be given the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a very classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.