The use of pattern throughout this lesson will add interest and appeal to student drawings. The contrast of black and white patterned areas along with the bright red cardinal image will transform simplistic subject matter into a beautiful and eye-catching artwork. The resulting project will be decorative, bright, and very illustrative.
A substitute teacher will be able to introduce this project will ease. A detailed lesson plan with an outlined step-by step teaching procedure has been included. Student handouts have been created to assist in the understanding of the development of the drawing as well as the vocabulary involved with the lesson. A lesson reflection handout has been included and will require the students to respond to several questions that pertain to their artwork. The material list is simplistic ( drawing paper, pencils, erasers, and markers) and will be easy for the substitute to manage.
I have used this lesson several times in the past few years and have found it to be a successful substitute lesson. It takes two class periods to complete which allowed me to conclude the lesson with my students upon returning from a sick day.
It will take very little time to prepare this lesson for a substitute. Just print the PowerPoint (be sure to print enough student handout copies), fill out the schedule/classroom information sheet, and print your attendance sheets. So very easy for an art teacher to prepare ahead of time for a planned absence or for those unexpected sick days.