Oil Pastel Still Life Lesson Plan

Instructor: Cara Randle

Cara has a Master's in Teacher Leadership as well as a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She has taught on the Elementary and Pre-k level for 5 years.

This lesson plan will cover the beginning basics of oil pastels. Students will cover the basics of using oil pastels then put this knowledge into practice to create their own still life art.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Follow the basic steps to create a still life with oil pastels.
  • Retell the basic steps to create a still life with oil pastels.

Time Frame

2 - 3 hours

Curriculum Standards

Please note that each state has different standards for Art. Please consult your state's standards to ensure proper alignment.


  • Oil pastels
  • Stiff paper
  • Tissues
  • Palette knife

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