This is one of the first projects completed in my high school art drawing class. Typically, students are coming from Introduction to Art, and need a review on drawing and shading basics, as well as new techniques to build on the base that began in Intro.
This still life project pushes students to practice drawing from life, while falling back on techniques learned in Intro: hatching, cross hatching, blending, stippling shading techniques, using a viewfinder, and setting up a composition and focal point.
In addition to drawing the still life, the class is tasked with setting it up. They create a base using objects in the art room, then each student must add something personal to the still life. That object must appear in their final drawing.
All in all this lesson pack includes:
-A lesson plan (with a big idea, objectives, vocabulary, national middle and high school art standards, and step by step instructions on implementing the project)
-Still Life PowerPoint
This lesson is designed for a middle school or high school visual art class.
Each of my classes is designed to build on the last. This curriculum builds on the lessons and techniques taught in my Introduction to Art course. Check out my yearlong Introduction to Art curriculum bundled at a discount price here.
Check out the shading review lesson plan pack that I teach before this lesson here.
Check out my other lesson plans here.