Drawing & Painting



Drawing and Painting is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extention Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Drawing and Painting.

Drawing & Painting
What you can do in this project: learn to draw with pencil, chalk, crayon, etc.; learn to blend and shade; make surface rubbings; paint with watercolor, oil and acrylics; mix colors; mat and frame your artwork
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H169, Drawing & Painting


Want to learn more about Drawing and Painting? Try the links below.

Drawing and Painting Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including drawing and painting. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.


County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Drawing & Painting Project. Just follow these links!

About.com: Drawing & Sketching
Provides information on how to draw and sketch, as well as art supplies and links.

Art Sparkers
A site full of ideas for creative drawing.

Great Web Sites for Kids
List produced by the Association for Library Service to Children. Categories include the Arts.

Imagination Factory
An award winning art and environmental education site for kids, parents and teachers. Visitors learn how to make art using common, household trash as a source of free materials. Some of the activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, marbling and crafts, and a special section for holiday art and crafts. The site features a Trash Matcher that allows visitors to find appropriate art activities for the solid waste they have available.

Kidspace Art
Idaho 4-H site with fun drawing and painting activities that kids and adults can do together.

Lifetime of Color
Art products and resources for creative individuals from beginner to advanced. The site includes drawing and painting techniques and art games for all ages.

Study Sphere
Site provides fast, easy and free access to a wide variety of child-safe websites organized for education online. Topics include the arts, visual arts, and artists’ lives and works.

National Gallery: Van Gogh
Take a virtual tour of the esteemed museum’s Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, with audio commentary and readings of Van Gogh’s letters.


Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Drawing & Painting Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Christina Rencontre