Log In

Learn to Draw Baby Animals from Around the World!

Meghan Campbell
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(161)
Learn how to draw baby wild animals from around the world with graphite and colored pencils!

Class experience

Learning goals:
*Practice drawing different animal bodies
*Practice colored pencil shading techniques
*Practice spatial awareness by measuring where to draw one line in relation to another line or point
*Develop an appreciation of one's unique artistic abilities and skills
*Have fun creating art in a supportive environment
With a bachelor's degree in biology and as a self-published author and illustrator of a children's picture book, I absolutely love combining my love for animals, the natural world, and art. I taught after-school art classes for a time at elementary schools, which was one of the first experiences I had with teaching and fell in love with it. Teaching art is something I also do as a home school educator, so I have the benefit of knowing how to teach successfully in a traditional school setting as well as in a home environment. 

As far as teaching approaches go, I like to set up each individual student for success by providing overviews and tips for drawing foundations during each class and provide the kind of lesson that can be completed in the span of one session. Being able to come away from one class with a complete art project not only provides students with the satisfaction of finishing something right away, it gives them the confidence that they can do it again and build their art skills even more in the next class!
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Each student has the option to be provided a certificate of completion at the end of each semester or at the end of the student's subscription! This PDF certificate will have the student's name and a list of each drawing the student completed. If a student was not present for a live class, a photo of the completed drawing must be provided. In order to request a certificate of completion, please contact me at any point in the student's subscription.
Grades Offered
Student supplied materials required before each class begins: 
1. Drawing paper of dimensions 7 inches by 10 inches or larger. 9 inches by 12 inches is a common size. Printer paper may be used, but note that the smooth texture will cause graphite and colored pencils to adhere differently to the paper than they would on rougher artist drawing paper, thus giving a different result compared to the teacher's result. 
2. Graphite pencils of hardness 2b or softer. Every day school pencils of this sort will work fine for outlining a drawing. However the teacher will usually be using Derwint brand graphite sketching pencils, which come in a range of hardness (3b-8b are some the teacher's favorites).
3. Black pen for outlining - fine point, acid free, waterproof. Note that Sharpie brands tend to spread on drawing paper. Pigma Micron is a good brand that can be purchased at Target, Michaels, or Barnes and Noble.
4. Colored pencils of any brand. The more variety of colors, the better. The teacher will usually use Crayola or Staedtler brands, but students are welcome to use other brands if they have them - the teacher will be able to make appropriate suggestions for color matching.  Each lesson PDF will have a list of what specific colors we will be using for the particular drawing that week.
5. Eraser
6. Pencil sharpener

Material Costs and Suggestions on Where to Buy:
These materials can be found at retails stores such as Target and Walmart, and arts and crafts stores such as Michaels. They can be ordered online or purchased at an actual store location.
Costs vary, of course, depending on place of purchase. The following are prices found online at www.michaels.com  (accurate as of 6/9/2019; note some items are found only online):
*Strathmore® 300 Series Sketch Pad, 9 x 12, 100 sheets = $12.49
*Sketching Pencil Set by Artist's Loft® (w/ sharpener) = $5.99
*Crayola® Colored Pencils, 24 Count = $4.67
*Pigma® Micron® Fine Line Pen Assorted Tip 3 Pack, Black = $9.99
*Artist’s Loft® White Vinyl Eraser = $1.69
*Artist's Loft™ Metal Sharpener = $2.09

Materials Provided by Teacher:
*Printable lesson PDFs containing the following:
     *Materials List (e.g. list of specific colored pencils used for each specific drawing)
     *Short list of information about the animal featured for each class, plus web sources for students to explore outside of class
     *Nearly full page image of completed graphite/pen outline of animal, which students can use as a visual guide alongside teacher's instruction
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(161)

I teach art here through Outschool and love it! Since I have a bachelor's degree in environmental, population, and organismic biology (a fancy way of saying I learned about animals and how they live in our world), it's really amazing to be... 
Group Class


1x per week
60 min

Completed by 1091 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
1-11 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool