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Level: Junior, Middle School
Grades: 3 - 8 | Age: 8 - 14yrs | Written by: Traci Wolfensperger
[Traci is a Substitute/ Art Teacher from Waterloo, Iowa]

Students will learn how to draw the inside and outside of objects like fruit.



line, contour, shape, color, contrast (outside/inside), observational drawing (art and science), still life

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Explain that students will be studying the inside & outside of an object.
  2. Demonstrate using oil pastels:
    • Mixing/blending colors.
    • Using scratch paper to test colors.
    • Using pencils to scratch through the pastels to create textures.

  3. Have students select an interesting view to draw the object; drawing the outside first on one sheet.
  4. Next have students share what they think the insides will look like.
  5. Then cut the object in half and have the students draw the inside on another sheet of paper. (You may want to practice cutting the fruit/veggie before class if the object is new to you)
  6. Once completed, have the students mount their two drawings together, side by side.
  7. As a class discuss the differences between the inside and the outside.

Recommended Books/Products:

Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels

Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Class Pack

Easy to use, fun and safe, these student-quality oil pastels help to build basic art skills in classrooms worldwide. Children can achieve oil painting effects without the mess of paint. Junior Artist Oil Pastels produce bright, intense colors. They contain pigments that blend easily and last without fading. Ideal for texture rubbing, blending, scratch art, almost any coloring project. Individual pastels are round, measuring 2-3/8" × 5/16" (60 mm × 8 mm), and have paper sleeves. Non-toxic, they conform to ASTM D 4236. The Colorpack offers a convenient and economical way for schools, camps, youth centers, and daycare centers to purchase, organize, and store Cray-Pas Oil Pastels. The sturdy cardboard box contains 432 pastels in all, 36 each of the following colors — Black, Orange, Purple, White, Yellow, Green, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Green, Pale Orange, Red, Pink, and Brown. Individual pastels are round, measuring 2-3/8" × 5/16" (60 mm × 8 mm).

Crayola School Glue school glue
Makes glue projects cleaner and easier for your students. All Crayola School Glues are non-toxic and washable. Bottles feature a "no clog" tip and "no lose" cap that attaches to the back of the applicator. No-run formula dries clear and resists cracking. Recommended for kids 5 and up.

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