Solar System Watercolor and Crayon Art Ages 9-12
In this class, students will create a drawing with crayons of the solar system. They will get to paint the background with watercolor.
We will start by discussing briefly the order in which the planets orbit the sun.
We will look at pictures of each planet and talk about each planet. Is it a gas planet? What color does the planet appear? What do they know about each planet.
We will make a drawing compass using a pencil and a string.
We will draw the orbits of each planet as a guide for placement.
We will draw each planet with crayons.
We will paint the background with watercolor paints.
Students will learn a little bit about each planet.
Students will see what happens when you use watercolor paint over wax crayons.
Students will learn how to use string and a pencil to make a drawing compass.