Duration: 1 hour 30 mins Age Group: 8 -12-year-old
Prototype by Sinthia Cousineau
-Large or Medium Mixed Media Paper -Oil Pastels -Medium and thin Masking Tape -White Acrylic Paint -Old Toothbrush -Small Paintbrush -Q-tips or Cotton Balls
Tape the border of the paper with the medium masking tape to the table and use the small masking tape to divide the image into 4 parts, which will become the 4 types of skies.
Add colours that are near each other on the color wheel. For example: a green sky would have turquoise, dark green, light green, and yellow. Or use colours that are monochromatic, such as dark blue, light blue and white.
Spread 3-4 colours per sky.
Use your finger, a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend the colours together. Make sure that the white of the paper is no longer visible as you only want to see the colours from the oil pastel.
Create the 4 skies using the different colour combinations.
Using a black oil pastel and a bit of white oil pastel, add trees to each sky to create a forest under the northern lights.
Using white acrylic paint on a toothbrush, flick the toothbrush over the drawing and it will add white stars to the sky.
Remove the tape very slowly to avoid ripping the paper.