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Animal Art: Realistic Koala Sketch

In this one-time art course, students will learn drawing techniques to sketch a realistic koala portrait (head to chest).
Torri McCarrey
1051 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 53 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
80 minutes
per class
Meets once
10-15
year olds
1-10
learners per class
per learner

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1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a koala. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for sketching fur/hair.
4. Students will learn techniques for sketching realistic tree bark texture.
If students do not finish their koala sketches, I encourage them to finish outside of the designated class time.
 1 file available upon enrollment
REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS: -Paper (Preferably drawing paper, but if you do not have this, regular paper is fine.) -Pencil -Eraser (new, everyday pencil top erasers work best) -Pencil sharpener -A printed or electronic copy of the koala reference photo available upon enrollment (found in the welcome post) -Blending tool (We will practice blending skills a lot in this class. 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. Please, no bigger than 9 x 12 inches.) -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.) -Blending stumps (You can purchase blending stumps for around $5 on Amazon.) OPTIONAL: -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 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
1051 total reviews
731 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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