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Middle or High School Art: Introduction to Art Drawing Semester Long Curriculum

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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This is what I use to teach my Introduction to Art classes drawing basics every year. This bundle pack includes lessons, worksheets, and a lot more to fill every single day of a semester. All you need are the art making supplies and you are set for the semester!

I have taught high school Introduction to Art since I have started teaching art. I have tweaked things over the years, and every now and then I switch things out. This is a compilation of my favorite projects, how to teach drawing basics, and a look at how I organize my class. In addition to short activities and worksheets this includes 6 take home quality projects.

This file includes:

✶Semester long timeline

✶First day items: syllabus bathroom passes, tell me about you sheet, art survey, letter to parents, artist to know table, and behavior contract

✶Art notebook set up: Table of contents and worksheets

✶11 lesson plans: includes big idea, essential questions, goals, objectives, supplies, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, national standards

✶Project rubrics

✶Critique worksheets


✶Worksheets: Includes elements of art, principles of design, visual journal, drawing, perspective, contour line, and many more.

Read more details on the lessons included below:

➢3 contour line exercises

1 contour line project

➢3 shading exercises

➢2 line quality excercises

1 scratchboard project

1 mixed media drawing project

➢2 grid drawing exercises

1 drawing with the grid portrait project

1 perspective exercise

➢1 perspective project

This bundle also includes all of my visual journal resources, a $30 value already added to the many drawing projects designed to help students get started on the right *art* foot.

I hope this Intro to Art unit will engage your students as much as they engage mine. 

Interested in a full year of Introduction to Art projects including sculpture and painting projects? Check out my yearlong curriculum here.

My Introduction to Art curriculum is the foundation for all my other art courses. Each of my classes builds on the last. Build on the Intro curriculum with my semester long drawing course curriculum here.

Build on my Intro to Art and Drawing curriculums with my painting curriculum here.  

Build on my Intro to Art, Drawing, and Painting curriculums with my Advanced Art or AP Art guided assignments curriculum here.

Build on the sculpture lessons in my Intro to Art curriculum with my Intro to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum here.  

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Total Pages
365 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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