COVID-19 COAT ENSEMBLE – Design Elements, Style

Students use watercolour pencils to design and illustrate a coat ensemble to wear during the Covid-19 pandemic that will encourage physical distancing and have a distinctive style.

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COVID-19 COAT ENSEMBLE – Design Elements, Style


  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Watercolour Pencils
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Brainstorm ideas in your sketchbook.
  2. Think about what you want to include, e.g.,
    - fabric
    - colours
    - belts
    - buttons/fasteners
    - etc.
  3. Make notes as well as drawings.
Step 2
  1. Choose the ideas you like the best.
  2. Make a good drawing in pencil.
  3. Be sure to add all the details that make your design unique.
  4. Make the drawing fill the page.
Step 3
  1. Use watercolour pencils to colour the drawing.
    ​- Colour directly on the paper with the watercolour pencil and then wet your paintbrush and paint water into the colour.
    - Wet your paintbrush and pick up colour from the tip of the pencil and then paint onto the paper.
Step 4
  1. Write a brief description to be used as part of an advertising campaign.
  2. Explain your idea for the design.
  3. Highlight key features of your design, e.g.,
    - comfort
    - fabric
    - style
    - safety
    - colour
Illustrated Crayon Character