The step-by-step instructional handouts included in this project make this an engaging middle school or high school Distance Learning Art lesson your students will appreciate! A creative alternative to balance out the challenges of their academic assignments! Students can create small versions of their dragon on printer paper at home. Instead of using carbon paper, students can simply hold the dragon design up to a window to trace the other side to make it symmetrical!
Here's a Middle School Art or High School Art lesson that will really get your students enchanted with drawing and shading! Am I correct that kids of all ages seem to love dragons?! This colored pencil and marker drawing was a huge hit with my 8th graders! The students were proud, and a bit surprised, by the professional results they ALL were able to easily achieve! These impressive, large scale, 18 x 24 value drawings were displayed in our cafeteria once finished. The students enjoyed many compliments and praise for the beautiful artworks they created!
This 55 page, PDF product includes:
-9 page illustrated, step-by-step, Lesson Plan for class sessions day 1-8
-Easy to teach! 17 page, illustrated handouts to follow while teaching. This packet is really helpful to provide to absent students or to provide Accommodations
-Applicable National CORE Visual Arts Standards
-Marker and Colored Pencil Shading Practice Worksheet Activity with instructions to assist teaching
-10 supplemental handouts to assist the Design Process. Eye shapes, animal patterns, tusks, horns and spikes
-3 Step-by-step handouts to teach students how to shade realistic, awesome "glassy" eyes! (This was my student's favorite part!)
-Many student examples and a large teacher example
-Grading Rubric ready-to-go!
-Art History Enrichment Activity suggestions, links, and information about dragons from cultures around the world
-Informative reading handout about dragon history
-5 related Sub lesson activity ideas
-"Dragon Fun Facts" reading handout with related Dragon Word Search puzzle for early finishers
-BONUS Art Elements & Design Principles Handout and a Color Scheme Handout
I enjoyed making my dragon example as much as the students enjoyed creating theirs! My 6th and 7th graders keep asking me when they will get to draw their dragons!