Homeschool Art Project: Draw A Castle

This year we have participating in a book club during the day with a few other homeschool girls. We meet weekly to discuss the book of the month, do projects related to things in the book, and complete art projects related to a topic in the book. I have been organizing all the art projects for the girls, with at least one each month that corresponds to the book we are reading. Tuesdays at the Castle had me searching for help on how to draw a castle.

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight. Use this tutorial to create fun and creative castle projects.

In case you are interested we loved Tuesdays at the Castle So if you are looking for a book (which also happens to be a series) I highly recommend it. Beyond that if you are looking for a fun, flexible, and fairly easy castle project we really enjoyed this draw a castle art tutorial.


How to Draw a Castle

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

I used a combination of this Deep Space Sparkle – Architecture Made Easy Lessons Plans and this Castle Art Project for Kids.

Supplies Needed:

Directions:

I gave each of the girls a set of the cardboard templates, a sheet of drawing paper (we had a couple of different sizes), and a pencil.

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

After going over the template placement in the Architecture Made Easy Lesson Plans, each one used the templates in whatever fashion they saw fit. Some used more turrets, some less, and they all varied the widths of the turrets they used as well. Having the pre-cut templates (which I measured and cut ahead of time) made it so simple for the girls to draw the outlines of their castles.

Once their basic outline was drawn it was time to add details like the tops of the turrets, windows, and connecting pieces. Pencil was used to create texture details on the castle wall, turrets, and even the draw bridge.

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

After completing the details in pencils they traced over their pencil lines on the castle and windows with the fine black permanent markers. (If they opted for finishing their piece in water color they did not go over their texture details in black marker.)

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

This is where the projects varied in medium. Some chose to use colored pencil like the Deep Space Sparkle Architecture Lesson, and some chose to use watercolors like the Castle Art Project for Kids.

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

The final step was to add a background like the ground or sky if they wanted to. As you can see from the finished photo below some of them did this, and some chose not to. (Or in the case of my daughter she wasn’t finished yet so she added her background after this photo was taken.)

Homeschool Art Project: Draw a Castle from Starts At Eight

Other Great Art Projects

Tangle of Knots Cake Drawing Art Project from Starts At Eight. A drawing art project that includes drawing a cake, adding detailed decorations, and using colored pencils. A great project to go along with reading Tangle of Knots.Art Project Resources for Homeschoolers from Starts At EightSpring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources from Starts At EightHomeschool Art Lessons: Fall Art Project from Starts At Eight. Using online video resources is a great way to enhance your homeschool art. Check out this Fall Leaves Poetry Art project I created with the help of Sparketh.com.