Wayne Theibaud: Repetition


Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist associated with the Pop movement and he was famous for his paintings of cafeteria-style food. He used heavy pigment and lots of repetition in his artwork. I thought it would be fun for my students to draw some whimsical ice cream cones they could create with whatever color they desired.


  • Hand out 9 X12 sheets of drawing paper.

  • Make sure everyone has their own pencil and oil pastels. Oil pastels are great because their color is so rich and bright and the consistency is just a giant crayon!

  • Encourage the students to color in their entire drawing, making sure to press down with the oil pastel so that the color is vivid and looks finished.

  • The students can use multiple colors, they can create patterns and outline their backgrounds.

  • Instruct students how to blend with oil pastels.

  • Everyone had fun creating their own flavors and toppings.

4 comments:

  1. Looks yummy!
    Be prepared too as pressing hard with oil pastel can create little flecks that like to get on clothes, carpets, and don't like to come off tables without a really good scrub!
    (I learned this the hard way.)

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  2. The oil pastels come right off hands and tables with a baby wipe. If you have students clean their hands first and then their desks, you can usually get all cleaned up with just one wipe per child!

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  3. we love pastels, and this is a cool art lesson/project.

    Perhaps it would be good this afternoon its rainy here.

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  4. funart4kids.blogspot.com says...
    These are nice. A friend of mine has a nice example you would LOVE! You will find her on my blog

    funart4kids.blogspot.com

    under Mrs.Maynardsartroom on the blogs I follow. Check these out...you will be glad.

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Artistically speaking....