Friday, November 16, 2018

Snowy Church or Village

So I found a picture on Pinterest of kids painting these snowy village paintings but no directions so I broke it down for you.  Many thanks to the original art teacher for such a great idea :)

I especially like how it is just on a piece of blue construction paper.

I also did a snowy church scene.


- blue construction paper
- white pencil crayon
- white liquid tempera or acrylic paint
- gold and/or silver liquid tempera or acrylic paint for embellishment
- paper for template
- dark blue oil pastel
- white chalk


Cut some houses and a church out of paper.  You can use a ruler to measure.  With younger students you might want to make a few of these up ahead of time.  Use manila tag or pasteboard so they will last thru multiple uses.

Tape these down just briefly for the next few steps.

Using white paint, thin with a little water if needed, splatter on stars.

A splatter box works really well.

Paint a full moon, you can just use your finger, that's the easiest.

With the white pencil crayon trace around the houses.

Leave them stuck down for the next step.

Paint the ground.  Just a few strokes you don't want to totally paint this in.

I added a little light blue paint as well.

Let paint dry for a few minutes.

Remove the paper houses.

Add some smoke by drawing little circles in chalk and then smudging it a bit.  Don't worry about chimneys we will add them later.

Add a little chalk around the moon and smudge for a glow.

Using a dark blue oil pastel add some tree branches.

Draw in windows and doors with your pencil crayons.

Using white paint paint snow on the roofs.  You can add some to the top of the windows and doors.

Paint in a few snowy fir trees.

Start at the top.

Add a few paint strokes, don't worry about the blue paper showing thru those are the shadows.

Work your way down.

Keep going until it looks something like this.

Finally add a little gold and/or silver paint for Christmas lights and tree decorations.

The hardest part will be holding back.....just a little bling is the most effective.

That's it.

See you soon.