FREE ART LESSON + PROJECT FOR KIDS

DRAW THREE SUNGLASSES

Learn to draw and color three sunglasses, each with different characteristics, using inspiration from Wayne Thiebaud's artwork titled Five Sunglasses in a Row.

My favorite part about this project... there are no mistakes in art! Enjoy creating your own sunglasses and choosing colors for the rims and lenses to make them stylish and unique. 

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • White paper

  • Ultra fine tip black marker

  • Pencil with clean eraser

  • Ruler

  • Colored pencils

  • Cloth/paper to protect table (optional)

Need art supplies? Check out my suggestions for budding artists: Art Supplies

TIME NEEDED

The video is approximately 30 minutes, but the actual project may take closer to 45 minutes to complete. Remember, this video can be paused at any point if you need more time to complete a step.

AGE LEVEL

This art lesson + project is for all ages but geared towards the elementary level.

YOUNGER STUDENT OPTION

Have a preschooler or younger child who wants to create alongside their older sibling but is not quite ready to follow along with the video? A printable version of the sunglasses drawing is available (free!). Print the pdf copy and encourage your child to trace and color the drawing: Sunglasses Coloring Page.

PARENT/TEACHER TIP

An alternative to drawing three sunglasses is to draw only one of the sunglasses, but make it extra large on your paper -- just widen your pencil guides to about 3 or 4". Follow along with the video instructions for the glasses you like. Which will you choose -- the Wayfarer, Teashades, or the Flat Top?

Don't have 30 minutes for the video? Break up the lesson into two sessions. Draw the sunglasses on the first day; then on the second day, pick up where you left off and complete the coloring.

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