Halloween Art Lessons

By The Arty Teacher - September 22, 2019

It’s fun to have Halloween art lessons but I still want to deliver lessons that are full of creativity and teach new skills.  Dumbing down and colouring in certainly isn’t good enough.  All the resources below teach valuable skills but are ideal for this spooky time of year!

Halloween Skull in a Bottle

Your students will love the wonderfully spooky drawing challenge below.

Halloween Art Project

Halloween Pumpkins Watercolour Lesson

‘Halloween Pumpkins’ below is a great opportunity to teach your students to gradate watercolour.  The good example included with this resource uses all warm colours and required lots of subtle changes of colour.

Halloween Art Lessons

Zendoodle Pumpkin Art Lesson

The zendoodle pumpkin resource below is ideal to introduce your students to zendoodles and to pattern.  I have found that students love zendoodles!  This resource comes with a lesson plan so you can also use it as a sub/cover lesson.

Spooky Skull Art Lesson

If you want to get your students involved with some detailed, accurate drawing, the bandaged skull below is ideal.

Halloween Bandaged Skull Art Lesson

Halloween Potions Art Lesson

Teach your students how to use watercolour wet-on-wet with the ‘Halloween Potions’ art resource below.  The good example shows students exactly what you want them to achieve.

Halloween Art Lessons

Halloween Grid Drawings

5 Halloween grid drawings for younger learners.

Halloween Grid Drawings

Zendoodle Cobweb

A fun zendoodle cobweb resource that is ideal to teach zendoodles and patterns.

zentangle cobweb

Skulls Make Great Halloween Art Activities

The worksheet below, which comes in two different versions depending on whether you want to use the word ‘tone’ or ‘value’, is ideal for Halloween and is really useful for getting students to practise using a wide range of tones.  I’ve used this many times and students have really enjoyed doing it.

Halloween Demon – Teach Shading and Blending

The Halloween demon art resource below is a great way to teach your students how to use different media.  It’s also a useful resource for engaging boys!

Halloween Art Lessons

The Day of the Dead art resource below asks students to copy the image they can see.  The top box is a straight forward copy and the box below requires the students to create a mirror image.

The skull and skeleton image bank below includes 22 fantastic photographs of a human skull and rib-cage.  They make a great starting point for numerous drawing or painting tasks.

The dark ‘Skull Drawing’ below gives your students the opportunity to practice their drawing skills.  They can never do too much of that!

Halloween Skull Art Lesson

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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6 responses to “Halloween Art Lessons”

  1. Lior says:


    I need some good long term art projects for high school students.

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