Distance Learning High School Colored Pencil Art Lesson



This high school art lesson is a great beginner to intermediate colored pencil project. It can be taught via distance learning or in the classroom. By breaking up the bottle into manageable shapes, students focus mostly on layering color to create rich glowing tones. It includes EVERYTHING you need, including photo references and video demonstrations to make sure students understand how to create a colored pencil coke bottle drawing with beautiful transparencies and layers of color.

This lesson includes:

A PowerPoint and Google Slides version of demonstration explaining:

•color theory- warm and cool colors

•step by step visual examples showing how to layer colored pencils to create darks, lights and rich hues

•Video demonstration on how to create a value scale in colored pencil

•Video demonstration on how to arrange the composition

•Lots of examples of student work

•Tons of tips and advice


•PDF with link to the Google Slides presentation and QR code so students can scan and see the presentation and videos from their phones or ipads even if you did not load the lesson to Google Classroom.

•A value scale worksheet that reinforces skills demonstrated in the video.

•A step by step guide to layering colors to render bottle in colored pencil with tips and reminders.

•Viewfinders to help divide and break up the image with all the calculations done.

Photo references to draw from

Uploading my resources to Google Classroom is a great way for students to access them from their own devices all the time. If you are interested in learning how to upload this lesson to Google Classroom so your students can access all handouts, presentations, videos, worksheets, photo references, and examples from any device at any time, check out my resource on how to use Google Classroom in the Art room. All of my lessons are formatted so they can be easily uploaded and shared with your classes digitally. This is great when you teach multiple levels or if you want to save time repeating instructions when students are absent, in ISS, or home instruction.


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