For this activity the pupils will take inspiration from images of astronomical objects and create their own pieces of artwork using pastels.
Begin by showing the pupils a range of 3-colour images of nebulae and galaxies, then provide pupils with black A4 paper and pastels in a range of colours. Demonstrating how to ‘blend’ and ‘smudge’ the pastels may be beneficial before beginning, particularly if the pupils have not used pastels before.
- Printouts of the 3-Colour image examples
- Black A4 paper
- Coloured pastels