LESSON PLAN No.2
Cloudscape with PanPastel
- Create a small cloudscape painting using PanPastel.
- Apply knowledge of atmospheric perspective,
layering color, blending
Middle & High School Grades / Age 11-18
Titanium White (100.5) Paynes Grey Tint (840.7) Turquoise (580.5)
Burnt Sienna Tint (740.8) (or substitute with yellow tints)
Magenta Extra Dark (430.1) Chromium Oxide Green Shade (660.3)
Ultramarine Blue Tint (520.8)
Grounds: Smooth heavyweight paper works best for this lesson.
Several options can be used e.g. Pastelmat, Colourfix paper, basic pastel/drawing
papers or illustration board
Sofft Tools: Sofft Knife with Cover No. 3 (Oval), Angle Slice Round Sponge,
and Sponge Bars
Miscellaneous: Paper towels and eraser
1. Create a Power Point presentation with examples of cloudscape paintings found online (search for “cloud landscape” online) and cloudscape
photography. Use examples from the lesson to create a step-by-step Powerpoint presentation or print out for students to use as reference images as
2. Provide 1-2 color copies of the example image per table or project the image onto a screen in the classroom.
3. Explain to students how, due to the atmosphere, the sky color appears lighter towards the horizon - therefore their sky should be a gradation from light
(at the skyline) to darker as it moves away from the land.
Explain how the time of day/lighting affects the shadows on the clouds. Make sure students understand that the land mass will be darker because of
the back lighting form.
4. Hold a teacher driven demonstration of how to apply and blend PanPastel (basic techniques at PanPastel.com).
Related Terms To Know:
Apply Pastel Color Like Paint
Lesson Plan Developed by: Megan Buccere,
Visual & Performing Arts Dept. Head - Zachary High School Zachary, LA (USA)
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