This line patterned,creative drawing lesson was a huge hit with my eighth graders! Every student seemed to be very interested and engaged in this lesson and pleased with their end results. This content rich lesson ties in some basic geometry and home and castle architecture. History that relates to castles or western ghost towns also could be added in if desired. The students used a variety of media to finish their drawings. All students started with pencil but then were given two options to finish their drawing as a watercolor pencil drawing with neutralized color to create a spooky mood or a pencil value drawing. Both mediums were successful and easy for students to control with satisfying results.
This lesson focuses on variety, line patterns, overlapping, value and optional triadic color scheme. Also students applied previous knowledge of one point perspective , foreground, middle ground and background on many of the designs. This lesson provides a lot of opportunity for students to practice color mixing with complementary colors to dull (neutralize) their colors to create a "mood".
This lesson is jammed packed with resources to make this lesson really easy to teach!
This 26 slide product is a PowerPoint that includes a printable 5 page lesson plan with student examples.
-Slides are provided to take students through each step that goes along with a script written into the lesson plan.
-5 visual resource handouts are provided with many windows, door, siding and roof patterns and other details to be used for inspiration.
- a 2 page summarized handout that reviews the lesson is included, which is really helpful to give to students that were absent for the instructions.
-2 handouts about architectural home styles and famous castles
a tested grading rubric
-a useful and relevant sketchbook activity to help students practice dulling colors by using complementary colors and also gray, to make tones and black, to make shades
You can make this lesson as simple or content rich as your time permits. If you just want to do the lesson as a line, pattern drawing it will take about 6 days. With color or shading and value add another 5 days at least.