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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Ink Blot Drawings

Created on August 01, 2021 by OneToughCookie

After placing drops of colored ink on a sheet of paper students will draw what they see using a black ink pen.

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1 session; 60 minutes per session

1. SWBAT create drawings using inkblots.

1. Drawing paper

2. Black ink pen

3. Bottles of colored inks

4. Droppers (if colored inks doesn't come with any)

5. Drinking straw (optional)

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1. Put a few drops of colored ink on your paper, the lighter the colors the better. Moving the paper around while the ink is still wet will help it spread some more. You can also do this by blowing into a straw.

2. Once the ink has dried look at it. What do you see? Using a black ink pen draw the first thing you think of.

There is no wrong way to do this project. Another idea is to have each student draw on someone else's inkblot.


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

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium

Abstract Art

Color/Value, Contrast, Shape

Drawing, Ink