Visual Arts Lesson Plans
Unit 1: Understanding Colors
This unit is a study of basic colors and how colors are mixed to make other colors, as well as the effect of light on the three basic colors.
- Your teacher will give you an overview of the basic colors.
- Another view of basic Color Theory
- Understanding the color Wheel.
- In class, mix colors to form colors assigned by your teacher.
- Your teacher will show what is meant by a color scheme.
- More about color schemes
- You will demonstrate your understanding of color and color schemes with the following in class project. You will bring an object to class: example: a tennis shoe, a shirt, a book, etc. You will draw the object on a single sheet of paper in three sections each with a different color scheme.
- Get your passcode from your teacher and demonstrate your written knowledge of Colors.
Unit 2: Shapes
This unit is a study of drawing shapes and how to use shapes to draw images of people, places and things.
- Your teacher will give you an overview of how shapes form the basis of all your drawings. Listen well and get an understanding of shapes.
- Understanding shapes: Angry Birds.
- Draw your version of Angry Birds using shape ideas in Lesson 2. Show them to your teacher for input and approval.
- Shapes: Drawing A house with basic shapes
- Draw your version of a house or several houses. Show your image to your teacher for input and approval.
- Your teacher will give you more examples of shapes by showing you how to see the shapes in the drawings of others.
- Drawing Ferb
- Now you try your hand drawing Ferb using shapes.
- Drawing Cartoon Dog
- Now try your hand drawing Cartoon Dog using shapes.
- Get your passcode from your teacher and demonstrate your written knowledge of the use of shapes in art.
Unit 3: Figure Drawing
This unit is a study of Ancient Mesopotamia. It introduces learners to timelines and the various aspects of the Cradle of Civilization in Ancient Mesopotamia and surrounding areas. Students will learn about early writing systems, law, and the contributions from civilization in this region.
- Your teacher will give you an overview of drawing figures. The instruction will begin with stick figures and move to other forms.
- Get an overview of how stick figure art is used by artists in many ways.
- Drawing with stick figures
- More Stick Drawings
- Now try your hand with your version of Lesson 3. Try it with more hair.
- Your teacher will give you an in-class stick figure assignment. Watch closely.
- Watch this stick figure creation then do your own to meet your teacher’s approval.
- Watch the “Stick Wars”-
- Your teacher will give you a final challenge to prepare to for this unit.
- Get you access code so you can demonstrate your written knowledge of Stick Figure Drawing.
Unit 4: Drawing Landscapes
This unit is a study of creating the illusion of space in a 2-D image. Included will the use of color to create the feeling of a particular mood evoked by various landscapes. The unit will also include information about drawing in one point perspective.
- Your teacher will give you an overview of drawing landscapes. Watch and learn.
- Cartoon Landscapes: Deserts, Mountains and Oceans.
- Try your hand drawing deserts, mountain and ocean landscapes. Show your work to your teacher for approval.
- Your teacher will give you more instruction on landscape drawing. Watch and learn.
- Here’s a landscape with a water reflection
- Watch a simple landscape sketch
- Now make your own version of Lesson 6. Show it to your teacher for approval.
- Your teacher will give you instruction about drawing one point perspectives in landscapes and in cityscapes. Watch and learn.
- More information about one point perspectives
- Project: Draw a full landscape of your choosing using one point perspective.
- Demonstrate your written knowledge of drawing landscapes. Get your access code and record your responses to the questions.
Unit 5: Drawing Portraits
This unit is a study of portrait art. Scholars will learn about proportion in relation to facial features and the process of using the grid technique to capture accurate proportions from a photograph.
- Your teacher will give you and overview of portraits. Listen so you will learn the difference in techniques for landscapes, cartoons or stick people which you have covered so far.
- Overview of drawing a portrait
- Your teacher will give you in-class demonstrations about drawing faces. Watch and learn.
- How to draw a face.
- Drawing the human face-Another look
- Your teacher will give you hands-on help in drawing a face. Give it your best shot.
- Your teacher will demonstrate drawing an eye. Watch and learn.
- Drawing a realistic eye
- Draw an eye that meets your teacher’s approval
- Drawing a realistic mouth
- Drawing female-Male lips and mouths
- Draw a mouth and get your teacher’s approval
- The four minute ear
- Draw an ear and get your teacher’s approval
- Project: Draw a portrait of yourself or a friend from a photograph. When you have finished get your teacher’s approval.
- Demonstrate what you have learned about portraits. Get your access code and write your report.