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 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Informed Drawing Through Observation
Learners practice observation techniques to improve their drawing skills. In this drawing technique lesson, students assess drawing as an art media and discuss realism. Learners view examples of animal drawings and practice drawing using shape, contour, value, and detail.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 36 Downloads
Reverse Glass "Painting"
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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Through the Looking Glass
Learners 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 15 Views 30 Downloads
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 4 Views 19 Downloads
Teacher discusses drawing of facial features with students. They then research facial features of famous artists and children's illustrators on the Internet. Students then will create a self-portrait using paper and pencil.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Harriet Tubman: Dancing on the Freedom Trail
Students observe a dance interpretation about Harriet Tubman. In this art/social studies lesson, students explore how their emotions can be expressed through movement and create their own dance or dramatic interpretation.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
Still-Life Painting: Arranging Nature
Students examine and paint still life paintings. In this still life painting lesson plan, students look at pictures of European still life paintings and determine the characteristics when using an opaque medium. They use an opaque medium to paint a still life of their own after writing an artists statement of purpose.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Still Life Painting: Arranging Nature
Students choose meaningful objects for a still-life arrangement and paint it using watercolors and write an artist’s statement. In this still life art lesson, students identify and analyze the characteristics of a still-life painting and use specific watercolor techniques to paint a scene using objects they've found in class.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Sailing Vessel Contour Creations
Students explore different types of sailing vessels and the rigging, sails, masts. They discuss contour lines and how they can be used to create a portrait of a sailing vessel then they choose a sailing vessel image as a reference to create a contour drawing.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download