Oil Pastels

Exploring Materials: Oil Pastels

A block colour drawing of a plant using oil pastels.

Oil pastels provide vibrant colour, and they also work well with a range of other materials. They are also very sensory – they smell and feel great! 

All resources can be adapted to all age groups from children through to adult.


Handpicked resources to help inspire an exploration of drawing with oil pastels

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