This oil pastel lesson was inspired by a photo (see below) that's been floating around Pinterest for a while. It's by an Etsy artist named Heather Galler, who works in a Folk Art style.
I modified a lesson found HERE on Cassie Stephens amazing art blog.
My Grade 5 students started off by sketching out a hot chocolate mug in the center of a square of black construction paper. They added a table line then added patterns in the background and on the table. Then they outlined all their pencil lines using a black wax crayon.
Then they coloured the drawings in using oil pastels.
Once coloured in completely, they went over their original black lines with a black oil pastel
to really make the image pop. Some took a cotton ball or two and fluffed them out and glued them on their hot chocolate for 'steam'.
This lesson took about 3 - 40 minute periods for my students to complete.
I can post these hot beverage artworks now because it's still cold and snowy and
wintry where we live! (-17C today! brrrrrr!)