Oil Pastel Drawing Project Lesson Plan for Middle School and High School Art



Are you on the hunt for an art 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 “Drawing Neon Lights in Oil Pastel” Art Lesson—is an artistic adventure poised to breathe fresh vitality into your high school art curriculum. Say farewell to the daunting task of crafting lesson plans that excite and engage, because this comprehensive lesson is here to empower you. It equips you with all the tools you need to dive into the captivating world of neon drawing with oil pastels. 🎉🎨


With its easy-to-follow step-by-step format—it’s like having an extra teaching companion, there to ensure your success as you guide your students. This resource revolutionizes your teaching experience by effortlessly guiding you through each phase, allowing you to dedicate more of your energy to what truly ignites your passion—nurturing your students’ creativity. 🎨👩‍🏫💖


And hold on, there’s even more excitement in store! This isn’t just a lesson; it’s an investment in the lasting enrichment of your art curriculum. The materials included in this lesson are incredibly versatile, giving you the freedom to use them year after year. It’s a cost-effective and sustainable addition to your art curriculum that keeps on giving. Get ready to experience the unbeatable value and longevity this resource brings to your classroom. ♻️✨


A Lesson Designed for You, by a Fellow Art Educator: Empathy Meets Expertise


Addressing Your Classroom Challenges – Here’s How: 


🔍 Everyone LOVES Neon Lights: It’s a universal challenge – keeping students engaged from start to finish. But what if you could light that spark right from the beginning? The “Drawing Neon Lights in Oil Pastel” Art Lesson does just that. By tapping into the allure of neon lights, this lesson captures your students’ attention instantly. Mention neon lights, and their curiosity is instantly ignited, setting the stage for a creative expedition they’ll eagerly embrace.


🔍 This lesson is great for ALL ability levels:  Catering to a diverse range of skills in one classroom can feel overwhelming. With this lesson’s carefully crafted step-by-step guidance, this becomes a perfect fit for ALL ability levels. From beginners to seasoned artists, every student feels supported and empowered. This isn’t just about teaching art; it’s about fostering growth and nurturing confidence. The lesson offers an array of design ideas and techniques, including text and image fusion. These tools provide students with the means to create both intricate and detailed compositions, ensuring that everyone can flourish.


🔍 HUGE Timesaver: Time is a precious resource in any classroom. Imagine a lesson that’s both content-rich and efficiently structured, allowing you to cover substantial ground without rushing. The “Drawing Neon Lights in Oil Pastel” Art Lesson respects your time while delivering a comprehensive learning experience.


Why You’ll Love the “Drawing Neon Lights in Oil Pastel” Art Lesson:


🌟 Student Engagement Amplified: Experience the joy of watching your students light up with excitement as they dive into a theme that’s both visually captivating and artistically inspiring.


🌟 Inclusive and Empowering: Say goodbye to the stress of catering to different skill levels. This lesson ensures that every student has a chance to shine and improve, fostering an inclusive and encouraging classroom environment.


🌟 Effortless Planning: Reclaim hours that would otherwise be spent planning, sourcing materials, and troubleshooting. The “Drawing Neon Lights in Oil Pastel” Art Lesson provides a comprehensive package, freeing you to focus on teaching.


🌟 Confidence Boost: As your students create stunning neon-inspired artworks, their confidence will soar. And when they succeed, you succeed, basking in the fulfillment of nurturing their artistic growth.




A Well-Crafted Rubric for Smooth Assessment:


  • Seamlessly navigate assessment with a comprehensive rubric.
  • Offer clear criteria for success in neon drawing.
  • Streamline evaluation and ensure consistent grading.


Lesson Handouts with QR Codes for Streamlined Access to Slideshows:


  • Empower students with easy access to essential materials.
  • Enhance learning efficiency using QR codes in handouts.
  • Simplify navigation without the hassle of complex instructions.


Slideshows, Both View-Only, and Editable, Aligning with Your Teaching Needs:


  • Choose from versatile slideshow options tailored to your classroom.
  • Employ a view-only slideshow for a ready visual guide.
  • Opt for an editable version to customize content to your teaching style.
  • Adapt pacing, emphasize key points, and align with your approach.


A Video Demonstration Unveiling the Magic of Neon Drawing:


  • Immerse yourself and your students in the creative process.
  • Watch as neon drawing comes alive through a captivating video.
  • Gain insights into strokes, techniques, and nuances that elevate art.
  • Enhance your teaching prowess through visual learning.


How to Use in the Classroom:


👩‍🏫 Present: Illuminate your teaching with captivating presentations and enlightening video demonstrations. Lead your students through the enchanting process of neon drawing, offering detailed insights and hands-on examples.


📲 Share with Students: Arm yourself with solutions to common questions. Share digital resources with students for quick reference, whether they need a review, missed a demonstration, or are engaged in remote learning. Instant access to presentations, videos, and practice materials reduces repetitive inquiries and empowers independent learning.


🖌️ Build Drawing Skills and Confidence: Use this project to reinforce and expand upon your students’ knowledge of value and shading. Witness their growth as they apply these techniques to create detailed drawings.


Why Teachers Love It:


This resource package is a HUGE TIMESAVER ⏰💡


❤️ Organization Factor: Have your lessons planned, prepped, and ready to go year after year.


❤️ Engaging and Interactive: The presentations, video demonstrations, and practice worksheets provide an interactive learning experience that will keep your students engaged year after year.


❤️ Step-by-Step Guidance: The detailed instructions, tips, and advice in the video demonstration and presentations will empower your students to create impressive artwork.


❤️ Confidence Booster: This project serves as a great confidence booster, allowing students to witness their artistic abilities flourish as they master the techniques of value and shading.


❤️ Versatile Resources: Whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely, this project can be adapted to suit your classroom needs.


Real Art Teachers, Real Praise:


Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about Inside Out Art Teacher’s art lessons! Here’s what they have to say:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All Inside Out Art Teachers’ lessons are perfect and easy to use; this one really got my students excited and working hard! Their final projects were really awesome.” – Art Teacher, Shannon G. 


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This resource was amazing and well designed.  It was so easy to use for both my distance learners and my in class students.  The linked video was so helpful.  Thank you! ” – Art Teacher, Jessica M.




❓ What level of ability is this lesson suitable for?


This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists. The designs can be kept simple or more complex.  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 it effortless to integrate them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice. 💻📚


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


This cost-effective project only requires:



✅ White and Colored Oil Pastels

✅ 6 x 8″ Scrap Paper and Black Paper

✅ Eraser

✅ Tape

✅ Pencil Sharpener

✅ Q-Tips

✅ Tissus

✅ 12 x 18 white paper


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