Space Art

Space Art

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.

Resources Needed:

  • Printouts of the 3-Colour image examples
  • Black A4 paper
  • Coloured pastels
Duration: 
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
5 to 7
7 to 11

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