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Negative Space Plant Drawings

Negative Space Plant Drawings
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by Andrea Mulder-Slater

This lesson can be found in our KinderArt Club membership and I’ve decided to make it available for everyone.

This lesson will challenge your students to think about the spaces that surround the shapes they draw.

Using scrap pieces of scrapbooking paper and white oil pastels, children will explore a style of art they may not have encountered before.

What You Need:

  • Scrapbooking paper (any size)
  • White oil pastels

What You Do:

The steps to creating negative space images are simple.

First, draw a simplified image on a piece of patterned paper. Use a white oil pastel for this step.

Next, fill in the space AROUND the OUTSIDE of the images, rather than coloring inside the images.

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