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Easy How to Draw a Barn Tutorial and Barn Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Barn and a Barn Coloring Page. A few key features will help students draw this very classic version.

Barn Drawing

When students learn how to draw a barn, it only takes a few extra touches to make it look more barn-like.

First, the roof needs to have a bend in it. (Maybe so that the snow would slide off easily?). Then the windows need to all be up high to account for all the stacked hay, etc. that is inside. And finally, a bright cross on double doors let everyone know exactly what kind of classic building this is.

I love that the most traditional barns are bright red, as they just make such a colorful drawing. And while this is a 2-D tutorial, you can see in the drawing that drawing two sides of the building adds depth and makes it look more realistic.

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, in both horizontal and vertical directions. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Nope, not at all! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

And now, on to the barn drawing project.

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Barn Coloring Page

Materials for a Barn Drawing

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions to Draw an Easy Barn

Time needed: 45 minutes.

Barn Drawing Instructions

  1. Draw a rectangle.

  2. Add the angled roof above.

  3. Draw the side of the roof.

  4. Add the side wall.

  5. Draw the silo to the left.

  6. Add windows and barn door.

  7. Draw a weather vane and fence behind.

  8. Finish with clouds above.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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