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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Line Study/Shoes

Created on February 28, 2019 by MrDigger

Students learn about contour line while drawing pictures of shoes

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1 session; 90 minutes per session

Students learn the basics of 'contour' line by creating contour drawings of shoes

Paper, pencils
optional: markers, ink

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Teacher introduces the concept of 'contour' line and demonstrates creating a contour drawing. Teacher shoes examples of contour drawings.

Students create a contour drawing of their shoe or from reference images of shoes.

Students outline their drawings with sharpie and then color with water based markers.

Students lightly spritz their drawings with water

Do students understand the concept of 'contour' drawing?

Did students create a contour drawing of their shoes?


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[9-12 Proficient] Students evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture

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Ink, Marker, Pencil