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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. This lesson could be used for various ages.
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.
Students visit Lascaux Caves web site, view images of paintings and observe use of elements, principles, and components of art, reflect on purpose of paintings, and form cooperative clans and imitate these paintings using fire from candles, and painting on paper attached to wall to simulate experience.
Students examine the life and works of John Audubon. They compare and contrast various pieces of art and identify the purposes of stained glass. After observing his art, they create their own stained glass creation using the concepts of foreground, middle ground and background. They share their piece with the class.
Young artists explore contour drawing, design elements, while honing their observation and critical design skills. They compose a contour piece where they draw their feet on a mixed media background. An excellent art instructional activity sure to encourage thoughtful and skilled artists.