Drawing Cylinders Substitute Plan

This is a four-page (or two-page if printing back to back) handout on drawing cylinders and cylindrical forms. The first two pages can be used independently to supplement form lessons or use all four pages as a substitute plan. Click here to see and download the material.

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Figure Study

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration several 10 minute sessions once a week over 7 weeks plus three class periods Materials This is a mixed media project. Use different media each week. Media may include: Graphite, pen, and ink (or permanent markers), markers, crayons, acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives For the […]

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Collage Self Portrait

Grade Level 11-12 Duration This teacher assigns this as a summer project and students keep track of the time they spend on it which can range from 12-100+ hours. The average student spends 20-40 hours typically. Materials Heavy paper board (11” x 14” or larger): Matte, corrugated, railroad, cardboard. (Not poster or bristol. They are […]

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Wire Portraits

Grade Level 9-10 Duration unknown Materials Drawing paper, pencil, Twisteez brand wire, colored sheets of paper (or board) for mounting, optional: pliers Media Sculpture Lesson Objectives Students will… create a wire portrait inspired by the work of Alexander Calder. learn to properly and safely use wire and tools appropriately to create their artwork. Introductory Activity […]

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Form Action Figures

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Toned paper with some tooth, white pastel sets, white charcoal pencils, wood figure manikins for drawing and/or basic forms Media Chalk pastels Lesson Objectives For the student to… Understand how to shade to create form. Understand that all objects can be simplified to […]

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How to Draw Pumpkin Pie

Used with permission from Bethany Lynn:  

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Color theory with Fruit Forms

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 7 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Oil pastels (I use Crayola), Varied color construction paper (I like fadeless) OR varied colors of pastel paper. Working larger on lager sizes help students work with looser and more active marks I feel. Fruit (fake or real), spot light *Chalk pastels can […]

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Trashion

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Any material that is available for upcycling goes. Nice to have would be a dress form but students can use their own bodies as well. Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives The students will… Exploring the social and environmental cost related to clothing and fashion Discuss […]

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Melted Still life

Grade Level 11-12 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Graded Pencils Media Pencil Lesson Objectives For the student to: Draw a still life of basic forms with accuracy in depicting space and form. Use imagination and understanding of form to deconstruct and/or distort the still life. Introductory Activity Within a curriculum that leads up to […]

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Linear Shells with Suminagashi

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 periods, 40 minutes long Materials Fine Tip Sharpies, Micron Pens. India Ink, paper, exacto knives Media Pen and Ink, Markers Lesson Objectives For students to practice line variation in creating pattern, value and form in graphic black and white illustrations of shells. To create a background reminiscent of water […]

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