Use print out coloring pages and one of those crayon approaches for your following classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and also the picture will glow through.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the image better to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is a fantastic extension in the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.
Rip off a little piece of paper that’s about the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the photo with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment using a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image then rub these with your thumb.
This is successful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the image.
The oil is likely to make the image almost transparent.
Students can be due to the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to look at and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo inside a classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.