Arts

African Safari Animal Art: Realistic Sketching

In this ongoing art course, students will learn drawing techniques to sketch realistic African safari animals (lion, zebra, elephant, rhino, cheetah, and giraffe).
Torri McCarrey
1005 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 106 learners
Class

80 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

10-15

year olds

1-15

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Wed Jun 1

Meets Once per week
Wednesday
8pm - 9:20pm
3 learners enrolled
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Next on Tue Jun 7

Meets Once per week
Tuesday
6pm - 7:20pm
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Description

Class Experience

Lion

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a lion. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching realistic lion's mane.
4. Students will learn a few facts about lions.

Zebra

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a zebra. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching a stripped pattern on a zebra.
4. Students will learn a few facts about zebras.

Elephant

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of an elephant. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching realistic full body portrait of an elephant.
4. Students will learn a few facts about elephants.

Rhino

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a rhinoceros. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching realistic full body portrait of a rhinoceros.
4. Students will learn a few facts about the rhinoceros.

Cheetah

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a cheetah. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching realistic cheetah fur (spotted pattern, fur texture, etc.).
4. Students will learn a few facts about cheetahs.

Giraffe

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a giraffe. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching a spotted pattern on the giraffe.
4. Students will learn a few facts about giraffes.

Because of how detailed these sketches are, there is a good chance students will need to finish sketches outside of the designated class time.
 6 files available upon enrollment
REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS: -Paper (Preferably drawing paper, but if you do not have this, regular paper is fine.) -Pencil -Regular everyday eraser (new pencil top erasers work best) -Pencil sharpener -A printed or electronic copy of the animal reference photo we will sketch each week (available upon enrollment, found in the welcome post in the classroom tab) -Blending tool (We will practice blending skills a lot in these classes. If you do not have blending stumps, please bring a tissue and/or a Q-Tip. If you are unable to get these supplies, students are fine to use their fingers to blend.) WHAT THE TEACHER WILL BE USING (OPTIONAL): -Drawing paper OR Sketchbook (You can purchase a sketchbook for around $10 on Amazon.) -Wooden pencil -Pencil sharpener -Kneaded eraser (You can purchase a kneaded eraser for around $5 on Amazon.) -Regular everyday eraser -Drawing pencils (You can purchase drawing pencils for around $10 on Amazon.) -White gel pen
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed throughout class and at the end of class through questions and/or sharing of drawings.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please be aware that this course uses materials that may be harmful to your student if used inappropriately.  If you think your student may use any class materials inappropriately and/or potentially cause harm, please provide adult supervision for your student.   

Teacher

Torri McCarrey
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Visual Arts Teacher
1005 total reviews
685 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to my teacher page!  My name is Torri McCarrey, and I am very passionate about teaching visual arts and core curriculum.  My core curriculum courses often use an art integration approach to learning (e.g., drawing your own monster using... 
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