Introduce figure drawing and sculpture to your students the fun and easy way. This lesson gets your elementary class excited about figure and proportion in 2-3 sessions. Using the book “Who will See Their Shadow This Year” provides a seasonal literary connection to Groundhog’s Day as you weave in art vocabulary about cast shadows, proportion and scale. For upper grades add an extra week of figure drawing from live models (each other) to strengthen concepts and refine posing.
Two lesson plans professionally formatted including the NEW 2014 National Visual Art Standards as well as objectives, anticipatory set, supply list and more. A visual step by step illustrated guide is ready to print for you, your sub or your students. Each photo is also included individually if you would like to include in your own slideshow. There is also a reproducible handout for drawing the body in proportion. This is a great learning opportunity that works well with a variety of media, especially recycled items. Several opportunities to extend the lesson are suggested.