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  • FREE LESSON: Coco Chanel’s, CHANEL No. 5
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    Grace Bae

FREE LESSON: Coco Chanel’s, CHANEL No. 5

FREE LESSON: Coco Chanel’s, CHANEL No. 5

FREE LESSON: Coco Chanel’s, CHANEL No. 5

PAINTING COCO CHANEL'S SIGNATURE PERFUME, CHANEL NO. 5

FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

With Mother's day just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my favourite art lessons with you!

 

This week we will study the iconic fashion designer, COCO CHANEL.


(Please note: These lessons have been designed for kids but adults are always welcome to get involved too!)

FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

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A LITTLE BITE OF HISTORY

 

Chanel No. 5 is one of the most iconic perfumes in the world! Why the No. 5? One day Coco Chanel visited a fortune teller who told her that this was her lucky number!

 

  • Want to read more about Coco Chanel? Click here.
  • Read more about Coco Chanel’s signature scent,  Chanel No. 5, here.

 

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Step 1

Collect some flowers and fruits in a small bowl. Smell them! 

What do they smell like? 

How do they make you feel? 

If you were to design your own perfume, what would you want it to smell like and why?

Write down some adjectives describing how the different smells made you feel (e.g. happy, confident, beautiful, etc).

 

Step 2

Think of colours associated with the words that you wrote down in the last step. For example,

“When I smelt the rose it made me feel beautiful. PINK reminds me of the word beautiful.”

The scent of the lemon made me feel happy. YELLOW is a happy colour!”

This activity might help you to decide which colours you might want to use in your painting.

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You will need:

  • 1 tea towel
  • 1 medium-sized paintbrush
  • 2-3 light coloured paints
  • 1 dark coloured paint
  • A water cup
  • A small canvas (anything bigger than A5)
  • A pencil
  • Some A4 paper
  • Our Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle template (click here to download)
  • Glitter and sequins to decorate

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    HOW TO:

    Step 1: The Background

    Squeeze your paint colours directly onto your canvas. Spread out the colours with your paintbrush until they fill all the empty spaces. Try not to mix the colours, let the edges touch but let them sit side-by-side.

     

    What do you think about how the colours look against each other

     

    Once you are happy with your background set it aside and leave it to dry. 

    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

     

    Step 2: Drawing Practice

    Use your pencil and your piece of paper to sketch the shape of the Chanel No.5 perfume bottle. Use our template as a guide (below). Do this a few times until you feel confident to draw the shape of the bottle.

     

    Step 3: Painting

    Once you feel confident, use your dark coloured paint to paint the outline of the perfume bottle with your paintbrush in the middle of your canvas. 

     

    Don’t be nervous about wanting to get it right. Give it a go! If you make a mistake you can always paint over the outline until you are happy with your work. Artists make changes to their paintings all the time!

    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

    Step 4: Adding Detail

    Use your dark coloured paint to paint a name on to the bottle. You can make your details exactly like Chanel No. 5 perfume, or you can be creative! We’ve chosen to name our bottle, COCO CHANEL. You could even try painting your own name!

    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

    Step 5: Adding More Detail

    Use your glitter and sequins to decorate your painting. Carefully place, or gently scatter, your decorations on to your canvas while the paint is still wet. The glitter and sequins will stick to the paint and you won’t need to use any glue!

    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

     

    Step 6: Adding the Final Touches

    Using the other end of your paintbrush (the end with no bristles) carefully draw the Chanel logo (see image below). This is one technique you can use to add more texture to your painting.



    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS


    And there you have it, your very own Chanel No. 5 artwork! Here are a couple of creations from my students...

    FREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDSFREE CHANEL ART LESSON FOR KIDS

     

    I hope you enjoyed this art lesson! It is one of my absolute favourites and I cannot wait to share more lessons with you soon. Also, I would absolutely love to see what you create! Please send any photos of your art to alittlebitesyd@gmail.com.

     

    Lots of love

    Grace x

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    Click here to download our CHANEL No. 5 perfume bottle template

      FREE CHANEL ART PRINTABLE

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       FREE CHANEL BOOKS FOR KIDS

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        Still keen for more? Here are some more FREE DOWNLOADS!

        Coco Chanel


        Click here to download your FREE Coco Chanel colouring sheet.

        FREE CHANEL ART PRINTABLE

        The Little Black Dress


        Coco Chanel also made popular the idea of the LBD (Little Black Dress), which women could wear all day long, by simply complementing them with various accessories. She proved that black can be elegant. 


        If you have dreamed of becoming a fashion designer like Coco Chanel,  start your practice with our FREE Little Black Dress template, and decorate your own beautiful dress! Click here to download.

         

        FREE CHANEL ART PRINTABLE

        Here at @alittlebitestudio, we use classic artworks and techniques to inspire little + big creatives to observe closely, think critically and discuss respectfully. We believe Art appreciation builds confidence, problem-solving and social skills, and has a positive impact on all areas of life.

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            Grace Bae