This Halloween Line Art Project is a great art project to do with kids as it teaches them mixed media processes and the Element of Art: Line.
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Begin your art piece by painting a piece of card stock paper with orange paint. Add dabs of yellow paint onto the orange while it is still wet to add color variation. Use tempera or acrylic paint.
Once dry, draw the top and bottom curved edges of your pumpkin on the orange paper with a black oil pastel.
Draw the curving, vertical lines up and down the pumpkin’s body. Add shading along the vertical lines by lightly shading or coloring along the line.
Use your fingers to smooth and blend the oil pastel lines to create soft shading. Draw on your Jack-O-Lantern’s face with your black oil pastel.
Draw a stem on the top of your pumpkin.
In each section of the pumpkin, draw different line patterns to explore different types of lines.
Color the stem brown and cut out your pumpkin.
Cut out a strip of grass from green construction paper by cutting in a zigzag line.
On black construction paper, draw white circles with a white oil pastel. These will be stars in a night sky.
Around the circles, draw curved lines that echo the stars to create line patterns that show the light traveling. Now you have a starry night!
Glue your pumpkin onto your background.
Glue on the grass on the bottom of the paper. Add green lines along the grass with a green pastel to finish adding line on all elements of your art piece. Your art piece is now down!
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