Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

By: Julie Goldstein

This week up in The Studio our CMP artists had fun collecting small natural found objects in The Glenn. Then they created a design with them by placing onto a small mirror. After observing each object and describing the shapes and textures, they created a drawing. Finally, they used pastels to blend and mix colors. Some students colored in the objects carefully, while others created a whirlwind of beautiful colors, movement and details.

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Materials:

  • Mirrors
  • Pencils
  • Pastels
  • Natural Objects
  • Paper
  • Small plastic bags

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Instructions:

  1. Go out into nature and collect 5 small objects
  2. Place the objects onto the mirror, create a pattern or design
  3. Observe the objects and draw with pencil
  4. Add pastels, practice mixing and blending colors
  5. Have Fun!

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings

Carmel Mountain Preschool Nature Findings and Pastel Drawings