Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, learn techniques for oil pastels by creating cosmic objects and drawing a night campout. Take a look at works of the master artists: Gerrit Dou, Matejko, and Vermeer. See how they painted with light and discover how you can do the same as you make planets, the moon, and other celestial bodies look 3D.

Element of Art:
Value
Shading

Art Appreciation:
Vermeer
Astronomers

Technique:
Oil Pastels
Smudging

Art Supplies used in this lesson:

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We can’t wait to see your creativity!