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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

It's all in your head... uhm.. ON your head!

Created on January 28, 2013 by jbucher

Students were given verbal directions. They had to draw what was directed. The twist.. they had to draw on a paper plate that was on their head! Loads of fun!

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1 session; 15 minutes per session

SWBAT follow verbal directions to create a blind drawing.
SWBAT participate in an informal critique of classmates drawings.

1. Paper plate
2. Thin marker

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1. Pass out one paper plate to each student.
2. Direct students to put plate on their head.
3. Direct students to hold plate with their non-drawing hand.
4. Direct students to draw , on the plate, what is asked of them.
5. Instruct the students NOT TO PEEK!
6. Remove plates.. have a good laugh and then hold an informal critique.

Students will participate in an informal critque of their drawings.
Students will not be graded on this project.

I did this activity on the last day before winter break. You might think that junior high students might be afraid of looking silly.. nothing was further from the truth! They were into this! The first class spilled the beans and each class throughout the day asked if they were going to do the FUN activity too!


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

[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

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[5-8] Students describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures

Line, Shape

Drawing, Marker, Paper

  • MrsImpey 01/29/2013 at 05:37pm
    Such an awesome way to teach blind contour drawings! LOVE this! This could be a good sub plan too!

  • jbucher 04/03/2013 at 12:19am
    Thank you!I wasn't sure that they would go for it...but they loved it and wanted to do more! Maybe I'll do it again at the end of the year! Could be a fun form of formative assessment!

  • jennteal 08/29/2014 at 06:41am
    A GREAT project to do right before break. It's so hard to get them to stay seated at that time so why not do an activity where they can stand up.