Lesson Tips on Drawing
9. Remind students that they are using the right side of the brain to draw. So, along with a cutout square, have them try to draw an image by placing the image upside down. Then the mind will concentrate on the shape, width and direction of a line rather than actual object. The right brain will take over. Instead of the left side of the brain labeling the part such as the human ear, the right side of the brain will see a curvy shadowed area to create.
10. Switch up drawing with painting and other mediums in art throughout the year. Use pastels mixed with your fingers, then go to drawing using the sides of the pencil to shade an object. Try ink drawings, and watercolors to show how water controls the outcome. Then go back to drawing by copying from illustrated books. Use watercolor backgrounds and then try creating texture on them with pencils or pencil crayons.
The painting lesson An Easy Watercolor Art Project for Fall shows how to draw details on leaves and flowers made from watercolors.
The abstract art lesson Simple Abstract Art For the Classroom: Lesson Plan uses shape drawing with color and shading techniques.
Students can try drawing a still life at the beginning of the year and then try the same still life at the end of the year. Have the students sign and date all their drawings. Explain that their artists' signature is important on the front of their art. This will teach a respect of art and artists. All the art should be displayed with the students' names showing.
These 10 tips and drawing lesson plans should enable teachers to teach art with confidence. They will help with art lesson planning throughout the year because you can build upon previous lessons that have the concepts of drawing broken down into achievable and beautiful art projects.