Art Lessons

Art Lessons

Lessons for artists, students, and teachers. Includes proofs (examples) and instructions.

A Collection of Drawing and Other Art Lessons

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This drawing and writing lesson includes a core lesson and two warm-up lessons. The Ivan Brunetti Self Portrait lesson gives your students a 2-minute method of making a full-body portrait. The Quick Draw lesson teaches them that they can draw objects using their imagination. The cumulating lesson, Barry’s amazing Daily Diary Draw gives students a technique for journaling. There is a writing component that allows students to structure their thoughts and choose what to draw and share.

This drawing lesson provides a full hour of exercises but may be taught in 40 minutes. There are 5 exercises: 2 meditative line drawing exercises, and 3 observational drawing exercises. The meditative lessons come from Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez. In Warm-Up students spend 2 minutes drawing a single line. They then switch gears for Gesture Drawing and draw a series of images. These images come from the Denver Art Museum. The images follow a progressive order of complexity. Students then relax for 2-3 minutes, following simple instructions to create a doodle in Follow the Line. The final two exercises are Contour Drawing and Blind Contour Drawing. Instructions are provided for each kind of observational drawing.

This drawing lesson includes detailed instructions to lead a blind contour drawing session. You can even download a script which breaks the session down into multiple rounds providing guidance and countdowns.

This art lesson describes how to make a fusion beast – two creatures combined into one! There are lots of examples of fusion beasts, both drawn and constructed. There are also some videos describing how artists have made their creations.

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