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A Unique Drawing Experience


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Subjects
  • Arts & Humanities

Grades

Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced

Brief Description

Students discover how, with only one set of directions, everyone creates a unique piece of abstract art.

Objectives

Students
  • follow a set of oral instructions to create a drawing.

Keywords

art, drawing, abstract

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • construction paper (light colors)
  • markers (fine and thick tip)

Lesson Plan

In A Unique Drawing Experience from KinderArt, the teacher reads a set of instructions as students draw with markers. There are separate instructions for younger and older students. When complete, all students have a different artistic representation that is based on the same set of directions. After using KinderArt's instructions, try creating some drawing directions of your own!

A fun complementary activity to this drawing experience is Blind Contour Drawing, another KinderArt lesson. In it, students choose an object to draw with pencil. Once they have begun to draw, they are not permitted to look at their hand as they work, thus the "blind" contour drawing!

Assessment

Reread the instructions, and have the students check their own work to be sure they can identify how they followed each step of the directions.

Lesson Plan Source

KinderArt

National Standards

FINE ARTS: Visual Arts

  • GRADES K - 4
    NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
    NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
    NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • GRADES 5 - 8
    NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
    NA-VA.5-8.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
    NA-VA.5-8.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • GRADES 9 - 12
    NA-VA.9-12.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
    NA-VA.9-12.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
    NA-VA.9-12.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

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5/3/2002
Links last updated 10/04/2006

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