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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Elements of art visuals

No art room is complete without visuals of the elements of Art! ! See and download the collection by clicking the desired link below. Elements of Art Visuals, 11×17, for printing Elements of Art Visuals, 11×17, for projection Elements of Art Visuals, 8.5×11, for print  

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo inspired Food Faces

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Duration unknown Materials White drawing paper, pencil, Prismacolor color pencils, reference photos of fruit and vegetables Media Color pencils Lesson Objectives for the student to… learn about, explore and understand the ART ELEMENTS: Lines, Shapes, Form, Color, Texture, Space, and Value learn about, explore and understand the PRINCIPLES of DESIGN: […]

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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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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Inspired Self Portrait

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Paper, drawing pencils, blending stumps, rulers, colored pencils Media Pencil, Color pencils Lesson Objectives For the student to… learn about how art is used to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. to create their own Calavera design. understand how to use a grid to […]

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Patterned Animals

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Adobe Illustrator Media Digital Lesson Objectives For the student to… understand making using Adobe Illustrator’s pattern maker. understand how to approximate a pattern’s value. to use original and found patterns to collage digitally an illustration of an animal. Introductory Activity This project assumes […]

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Elderly Blue Pen Portrait

Grade Level 11-12 Duration Approximately three weeks during remote learning with advanced students. Materials Blue Pen, Paper, 18×24 school grade drawing paper is what this lesson used (student did a pick up for paper) but could be modified as needed. An artist who works in this media and prefers slightly textured paper with a weight […]

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Bell Ringers: Elements of Art

Color Download our two part bell ringer that teaches student to think about color’s expressive nature. First slide shows six colors they are asked to come up with a name. Second one reveals what the color is from and some context to the color name. Click here to download Think Bell Ringer: What’s in a […]

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Zentangle Inspired Designs

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 7 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Pencil, eraser, Ultra and Fine tip sharpies or Micron pens (Black, 01, 03, 05). Ideally, permanent markers so it doesn’t smudge or bleed. I purchased heavy 8.5x 10 inch cardstock and cut it to 8 inch squares. White out pen. Media Markers […]

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Edward Weston Inspired Photographs

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 3-4 classes of 45 minute length Materials Digital camera (phones are fine), simple editing program (https://pixlr.com/) Media Photography/Film/Technology Lesson Objectives For the student to… Recognize the work of Edward Weston Photograph ordinary things, and make it look extraordinary Learn about light, shadow and value as elements Practice composition, zooming […]

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Typography & Texture Study

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 2 forty five minute periods (size dependent) Materials Typing paper and one of the following: dark color pencil, crayon, graphite stuck or pencil Media Pencil, Wax crayons, Color pencils Lesson Objectives For the student… To find a variety of type and texture To create a collage of type and […]

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Grid Drawings from Magazine Collages

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 8 class periods, 45 minutes Materials Collage materials, and tools: magazines, colored paper, masking tape, feathers, etc., glue, scissors. Drawing supplies: pencils (be sure to have some soft lead pencils for dark values), rulers, viewfinders, paper Media Drawing, Pencil, Collage Lesson Objectives Students translate color into black and white values, […]

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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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Still Life on Gray Paper

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 15 classes of 40 minute periods Materials Gray paper (with some tooth), black charcoal sticks, black charcoal pencils, white charcoal pencils, white charcoal sticks, blending stubs, variety of erasures, drawing boards or easels, working and regular fixative and a view finder. Still life items including white, black, and gray clothes. Media […]

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Abstract Value

Grade Level 11-12 Duration 8 class periods, 40 minute periods Materials Drawing paper, a variety of stencils, powdered graphite, artist chamoise (or recycle an old cotton t-shirt), a nice quality paper cut to approximately 16×20 inches, a variety of erasure types- especially erasure pencils! stencils *Tip (graphite powder can be bought in a hardware store […]

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Value Self Portraits

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 12-15 classes, 45 minutes Materials Access to cameras, photo editing program. printer, old magazines, acetate, Elmer glue, acrylic glaze medium Media Collage Lesson Objectives For students to identify value accurately. For students to view areas of the photograph abstractly through shape and value. For students to lean how to utilize collage […]

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Trompe l’oeil Self Portraits

Grade Level 11-12 Duration 10-12 forty-five minute periods Materials Drawing paper, Drawing Pencil Sets with varying grades, Erasers including stick erasers Media Pencil Lesson Objectives To be able to identify the traits of a Trompe l’oeil artwork. To be able to emulate a Trompe l’oeil artwork. To be able to observe values and replicate them […]

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