O’Keeffe Pastel Project

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The study of works of Georgia O'Keeffe provide the inspiration for drawing assignment that asks young artists to create a pastel drawing in the spirit of this famous artist.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Before beginning this activity, have individuals and/or groups use the provided worksheet to investigate the work of Georgia O'Keeffe or present a lesson on O'Keeffe, paying special attention to the elements learners should include in their work for this assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • The assumption here is that class members have made a study of Georgia O'Keeffe's work, her style, and technique
  • To be successful on the assignment, participants also need to understand the concepts of negative space, composition, warm, cool, analogous, and contrasting colors



  • The assignment sheet details how to approach the project
  • The worksheet lists information participants must research prior to beginning their drawing
  • A rubric is included

  • No O'Keeffe images are included in the resource