Art Teaching Resources: Sun-related Projects
Summer is almost over and it’s time to head back to school. Here are some fun sun-related art and craft projects to help you to remember the fun you had on some of those hot summer days.
EASY SUN-MOON COLORING PAGES: Younger children will enjoy coloring these simple images of the sun and moon.
MORE COMPLEX COLORING PAGES: For children who are a little older, this Web site provides some more complex coloring pages related to the sun, weather, etc.
SUN HANDPRINT CRAFT: You can do this fun craft with construction paper or paper plates (for more durability).
SUN PHOTOS: Okay, this one’s not an art project, but the site’s still worth a visit. It is a collection of some awesome photos of the sun. Who knows? The budding artist(s) in your family might want to pull out their pastels and crayons and try to draw it.
Take your art to the next level with See the Light videos:
Balance and foreshortening are two advanced concepts to master in drawing. But Pat Knepley makes it easy with these lessons on how to incorporate them into your drawings. Lessons include: Balance and Symmetry, Circles and Ellipses, Foreshortening, and The Bug Jar Project.
Now that you’ve learned some color theory, let’s put it into practice. In Art Class Volume 4, Color Blending Techniques, you will learn how to blend colors using colored pencils and soft pastels. Lessons include: Blending with Colored Pencils, Practice Makes Perfect, Blending with Chalk (Soft) Pastels, Putting it all Together.
In our Bible Stories videos, Pat Knepley and Gloria Kohlmann will show you how to create awesome black light effects with pastels. Be sure to get a set of fluorescent pastels so you’re ready to draw along with them.
This mini-set contains 4 sticks: green, red, orange, and gold.