Being able to draw, or being an artist, is a sought after skill among most children. Somewhere around the age of 7 or 8, creativity dwindles and children become less convinced that being able to draw truly is a life skill. And so it remains with most adults today. Drawing is admirable; but for many, unneeded and untaught. Even art lessons in todays elementary classes have turned into craft time. The academics of drawing aren't discussed. People have forgotten that drawing aids in developing critical thinking skills, problem solving, develops patience, enhances communication and cultural appreciation. Here is your chance to change the world. Even without drawing skills of your own, you can definitely teach the principles that help the students learn by doing.
Lesson 2 is about shapes. Finding shapes in art and recognizing them helps us to appreciate and create artwork more effectively. Going beyond a simple geometry lesson may seem daunting, but leading your students into these exercises will add a new dimension to their creative learning. This lesson plan will introduce students to shapes in art and the world around us. It features links to images, 2 challenging drawing exercises, critique activities and expanded lesson options if you want to use the lessons again.