Abstract Art Cat

abstract-catTurn a simple drawing into an Abstract Art Cat by just dividing the page into quarters, and changing colors accordingly. Neat coloring is called for, as even a little bit scribbling will not have the same effect as this amazing young student’s art.
• Drawing or multimedia paper
• Black marker
• Oil pastels


1. Have the student fold a piece of paper in half both ways. Trace folds with a pencil.
2. Demonstrate how to draw a simple line drawing of a cat that fills up 3/4 of the paper.
3. Student trace all the pencil lines with a black marker
4. Color the cat and background with oil pastel colors. The colors are to change whenever a line is crossed.






5 Responses

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  2. Kathryn

    I recently discovered your blog. I’m an art docent – new to it – and your projects are perfect! We did a variation of this project today. My class is a 1st/2nd grade and I only get 45 minutes, so I pre-printed a flower and let them work on folding, tracing with the sharpie, and coloring with the pastels. The results are beautiful! Thank you!

  3. katemeri

    I volunteer at the elementary school in my village in Costa Rica doing an arts & crafts class for 3rd and 4th graders. We did this project last week and at first the kids thought it looked too hard. When we broke it down into steps most of them were able to do it and were very happy with the project.

    I get lots of inspiration from your blog. Thank you so much!

  4. Dana @ Our Sunny Side

    I have to second what Mom’s Sewing Vault said. I look forward to seeing your posts each day too!

  5. Mom's Sewing Vault

    I have your blog in my reader, and I look forward to each and every post. You are a genius at simple, childlike fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

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