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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Pastel Pumpkins - An Autumn Art Activity


As I am not so artistically inclined, I use Pinterest to find almost all of my art ideas.  Last week, I came across this post about drawing pumpkins and decided that would be perfect for my Grade 4's.

I demonstrated Holly's technique of drawing pumpkins and did some directed drawing with them, following her instructions.  After they understood the shading and highlighting technique, I gave them their simple assignment: draw a scene featuring a pumpkin.  They were only allowed to use pastels (chalk or oil pastels), no pencils!

I love how they turned out, and they are a hit with the other teachers and parents at my school.  Check out some of the creations below.


  1. Wow! These came out gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing a beautiful project!!

    1. Thanks so much! When parents and other teachers come into my room, they are all amazed with the quality! I love them!