Learn to Draw a Unicorn

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What we will be doing:

In this class we will be teaching children how to draw a cartoon style unicorn

We will be working in pencil and sketching an outline, followed by using some water based paints to add colour, and then adding detail in pen.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Drawing pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener ( or a sharp pencil!)
  • Pen
  • To colour:
    • Water based paints, or felt tips

Possible background reading:

  • The Lion and the Unicorn (Shirley Hughes)
  • Lily and the Unicorn (Dallas Clayton)
  • Thelma and the Unicorn (Aaron Blabey)
  • Harry Potter (J K Rowling)


  • Stardust
  • The last Unicorn
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • A Unicorn Adventure
  • Unicorn Island (suitable for teens)

What else you could do after this painting:
Create some different background for your Unicorn, and practice drawing the different steps to recreate your cartoon style Unicorn.