This contour line drawing exercise is an excellent introduction into drawing. It is especially useful to practice observation skills and motor skills. Students should be allowed to draw freely and attentively without being too concerned with the end product as much as the process. This exercise also serves as a great assessment of the student's illustration experience and visual understanding. The exercise is not useful for marking except for participation marks. Although there are 8 different contour drawing examples the teacher can select certain examples and modify the lesson for the time constraints and grade level of the class.