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Charles Demuth-Inspired Number Drawing - Project #170

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: None

Project Kit (see Products Used below steps)

Materials needed if not using Project Kit:
9x12" Mixed Media Paper
Roylco Big Number Stencils
Colored Pencils
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Charles Henry Buckius Demuth was a Precisionist that emphasized clear geometric shapes and sharp lines. Create your own Demuth-Inspired drawing using colored pencils! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Use the number stencils to draw a few numbers on a sheet of white drawing paper.
  • Step 2
    Use a compass or circle stencils to draw several circles on top of the numbers.
  • Step 3
    Use a ruler to draw lines to fragment the design.
  • Step 4
    Use the colored pencils to block in colors.
  • Step 5
    Build up colors with the colored pencils. Leave highlights and blend in some shading.
  • Step 6
    Finish the drawing by building up the shading with darker colors and adding shadows with black.

Products Used

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