This lesson plan takes students through value, blending, cross-hatching, contour lines, and observational drawing. In final project students apply their knowledge by drawing their legs and shoes nearly life size. This assignment is perfect for middle school through high school, and beyond.
Included in this lesson:
Powerpoint with big idea, essential understandings, national standards, supply list, and step by step instructions.
Worksheet on Value
(has students complete blending, cross-hatching, and shading a sphere)
Worksheet on Contour Lines
(has students complete a blind contour drawing, contour line drawing and a cross-contour line drawing of an object.)
Link to gridded drawing practice sheets
Link to a demonstration of shading basic objects
Rubric in the form of a student self-evaluation
I have taught at the secondary level for many years and have used this lesson in my beginning art lessons. It is the perfect way to introduce students to the basic techniques and concepts of drawing as well as create show-stopping works of art.
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