Observational Drawing Skills Teacher Resources
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Informed Drawing Through Observation
Students practice observation techniques to improve their drawing skills. In this drawing technique lesson, students assess drawing as an art media and discuss realism. Students view examples of animal drawings and practice drawing using shape, contour, value, and detail.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Figure Study: Lesson Six
This quick instructional activity outline is fun and useful in developing drawing skills. Learners complete figure studies of each other. A "runway" is set up at the back of the room, and peers take turns 'striking a pose' as they are considered as models for the class figure study drawing instructional activity.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Textured Animals - Stuffed Animal Still Life
After posing their stuffed animals your young artists will sketch them in light colored chalk. After sketching, the second graders fill the animal with lines to show the fur, or texture of the animal. They put a shadow under their animal, coloring solidly the background and table.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Through the Looking Glass
Students explore issues of self and identity. They create artworks through the observation and analysis of self-portraiture. They reflect about themselves and on fostering personal expression. They create a time-line that makes connections between historical events and their own lives.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to Lines
How expressive is a line? Kids will find out just how expressive horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines can be as they analyze a piece by Paul Klee. They'll first read a story about lines and discuss art terminology, then they'll analyze the piece based on how Klee used color and line.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
The Many Faces of Mona Lisa
Learners view slides of and discuss the Mona Lisa and Leonardo daVinci. They record their ideas of the painting and make sketches of them, translating their ideas into art an form. Students then select a technique such as painting, sculpture, or collage to create their own impression of the Mona Lisa.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Orchid in Blind Contour Format
Students create blind contour drawings. They compare methods of drawing including blind contour and contour approaches. Students follow a blind contour method to produce a drawing of a flower and then complete the piece with a watercolor resist format.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Third graders explore the story telling ability of a line. They use rulers, color, and a variety of lines to show emotion and thought. Paul Klee says, "A line is a dot that went for a walk." Why not extend that idea and discuss rays, points, and line segments while engaging in this creative project?
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
While the lesson plan is lacking in procedure, it does provide a wealth of information on artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Information on his life, art, and inspirations can provide you with insights into creating learning activities that convey the changes seen in art during the 1920s.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts