Negative Space Watercolor Visual Art Project


Product Description

Are you on the hunt for an easy negative space watercolor project lesson plan that will captivate your middle or high school students’ interest? Do you feel the weight of their curious questions, like “What’s do we do next?” or “How do I do this?” echoing in your mind? It’s time to ease those frustrations.


This Step-by-step Negative Space Watercolor Visual Art Project is perfect for middle or high school art classes and is great for distance learning or as an in-classroom project. Learning to see and be aware of negative space is a fundamental skill that takes practice in learning how to draw.

This is a fun and expressive way to get used to looking both at the positive and negative space when drawing.


The reference images contain links to the video demonstrations showing how to complete the project. Students love this project and will have so much fun learning about complementary color schemes using watercolor and oil pastel to fill in the negative spaces of their drawings.




✅ 37 Editable Slide Slideshow

✅ 20 Detailed Reference Images

✅ 7 min Video Demonstration

✅ Easy to Follow Handout with QR code linking to video

✅ Handy Practice Worksheet

✅ Comprehensive Rubric

✅ Step by step Teacher Instructions



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the negative space design with lots of visual examples are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art



Here’s A Video Featuring This Lesson

YouTube video



❓ What level of ability is this Negative Space Watercolor suitable for?

This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists. You can modify the design to match your students’ needs

❓ Can this lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. Whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices, you can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup. Enjoy the freedom to choose the approach that works best for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making integrating them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice effortless.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective Negative Space Watercolor only requires the following:

✅ Pencil and Eraser

✅ 9 x 9 Watercolor Paper

✅ Oil Pastels

✅ Ruler

✅ Final paper or board

✅ Painter’s Tape or Masking Tape

✅ Watercolor Paints

✅ Water Containers

✅ Paint Brushes (Round Brushes)

✅ Negative Space Drawing Worksheet


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Negative Space Watercolor - Middle School Art - High School Visual Art Project

Negative Space Watercolor Visual Art Project