Art 2/TECK 1 – Drawing and Writing about Animals

Now Available – PDF and Book. Good for ages 6-8.   Art & Keyboarding

Helps seeing the shapes within an art subject.  Helps with learning how to draw what one sees. Student will also learn how to type.

Scope:

This course covers drawing caricatures of animals both by tracing and freehand using basic shapes as guides. It also involves writing stories about the caricatures drawn.

May be used as a year course, or over 2 years, depending upon the enthusiasm of the author/artist.

Objectives:

  • To learn how to trace.

  • To learn how to see basic shapes in a shape you wish to draw.

  • To learn how drawing bit by bit can create a finished picture.

  • To have fun using one’s own caricatures of animals to tell a story.

  • To increase small motor agility and skill.

  • To create ‘families’ of pictures and tell their stories.

  • To review the color wheel, tint and hue, etc.

Materials List:

  • Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles by Christopher Hart. $14.95 @ amazon.

  • Pad of tracing paper

  • Pencils

  • Erasers

  • Colored Pencils – minimum of 12 pack

  • Pack of Copy paper – a Ream – 500 sheets.

  • Scissors

  • Black Marker

  • Paste or glue stick

  • Stapler

  • Typing Club enrollment and daily practice to be able to type your stories.

    Club Address: typingclub.com

  • Course download.

Course Format:

As children of this age like art and like to be creative, both in artistic expression and in storytelling, we have expanded the usual art time to four lessons a week. This includes the typing club portion.

  • 4 Introductory Lessons with 10 minutes of typing club practice.

  • 53 Drawing practices with 10 minutes of typing club practice.

  • 87 Story Creation Lessons

Lesson Formats:

  • Introductory Lessons

    • Become familiar with the course and practice drawing the basic shapes.

    • Spend 10 minutes minimum in typing club practice.

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  • Drawing Practices – Averages two animals per lesson.

    • Practice drawing the assigned animals.

    •  Color as you like and draw freehand variations.

    • Practice 10 minutes minimum on typingclub.

  • Story Creation Lessons –

    • Nine, 8 lesson units; one final project 15 lesson unit.

    • Plan out your story using at least two animals from the designated unit.

    • Type your story.

    • Make the necessary drawings for your story.

    • Color your drawings.

    • Cut and paste your drawings and story into a storybook.

    • Be sure to include a cover page with a typed title and a cover illustration.

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