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Drawing Techniques (Jr./Sr. High)

Jennifer Rolfsness
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(337)
Develop techniques for observational drawing and drawing from photos.

Class experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Creating Values
Objective: Students will learn the concept of value in art and how to create a range of values using shading techniques. Activities: - Introduction to value scale: Light to dark - Demonstration of shading techniques: Hatching, cross-hatching, blending, stippling, smooth blending - Application: Practice creating values on objects
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Proportions in Drawing
Objective: Students will understand the importance of proper proportions in realistic drawing and practice measuring proportions. Activities: - Introduction to basic proportions - Proportion techniques: eyeballing, finger/pencil, grid - Application: Practice drawing a proportional still life.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Using Grids to Transfer Images
Objective: Students will learn how to use grids to accurately transfer images from one surface to another. Activities: - Grid drawing exercise: 3 practice grids - Grid drawing exercise: Grid on a reference image and transfer to drawing paper
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Optical Illusions Using Line
Objective: Students will explore how lines can be used to create optical illusions and depth in their drawings. Activities: - Introduction to optical illusions in art - Line weight and direction: Creating depth and movement - Op art project: Create an optical illusion artwork using lines
A practice grid handout will be provided by the teacher. Students will need to purchase a sketchbook, drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B, & 4B), eraser, sharpie marker, and ruler.  A transparency is optional.  Materials usually cost around $20.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(337)
Artist.  Teacher.  Mother.
Hello!  I am an art educator that has a passion for teaching all things art related.  My experiences include teaching painting/drawing, photography, graphic design, sewing, sculpture, and art history to all ages... 
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 139 learners
Ages: 14-18

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