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South Bay Hands on Art

Galaxy Skies

Inspired by Jen Aranyi

Lesson for grades K-2


Project Samples

Video Lesson 

Watch the video for the lesson and instructions!

Parents - Optional Extensions

Create galaxy skies on things like

  • bookmarks, ornaments, cards 

Create other scenes in front of a galaxy sky

(like a house, car, unicorn, whatever you can think of!)

Create stars in the sky by poking small holes in the sky

and put it front of a window to let the 'stars' shine

Watch videos of Jen Aranyi

Learn about and see some amazing night skies


Project Description

The sky can be filled with such beautiful colors, especially at sunrise and sunset.  Students will see some examples of beautiful skies, and then will create a galaxy sky over a mountain landscape in the style of contemporary artist Jen Aranyi.  They can create a simple scene, and blend or layer colors to make an amazing sky.  The lesson will work with best with crayons or colored pencils, but markers can work.  

Special thanks to: 

Jen Aranyi  - for her wonderful artwork and project idea, and letting us share it! 


Jennifer Stenta - for adapting and teaching the project for HOA!