The following files contain drawing ideas for early finishers or for whole class art sessions.
At a later date completed drawings might be further developed to produce paintings or sculptures.
Five activities are listed for each of the following :- Observational Drawing; Drawing from Memory; Surreal Drawing; Reinvent; Elongate, Enlarge, Eliminate, Elaborate and Deconstruction.
Photographs are provided on each activity page to inspire or for reference.
A few drawing examples are included as well as instructions on how to create a deconstruction drawing.
1. ART ANALYSIS WORKSHEET ( graphic organiser)
While analysing art works, students record observations and information related to the art elements, art principles, style, technical skills, energy states, mood and emotional states. This can be used as a preliminary activity to write an art critique.
2. DALI INSPIRED PASTEL DRAWING
After studying The Elephants by Salvador Dali, students create their own Surrealist artwork.
3. ARTWORK REFLECTION WORKSHEET
Students evaluate their own artwork.
The following files deal with the Art Element Line.
Students describe lines found in man-made objects and natural forms.
They observe line in artworks by John Constable, David Hockney, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky.
Several Art appreciation worksheets, collage making and drawing activities are also included.
10 more pages added-
Abstract Line Collage Self-Reflection
Revision worksheet What is Line?
Creating a Class Line Collage and Class Line Collage Activity Checklist
Observing and responding to artworks by Lowry and Vincent van Gogh
The following files include Art Appreciation worksheets related to two interiors and a painting activity for Years 4,5 and 6. Students observe and respond to paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. They compare the art elements of line and colour and write a description about one of the images. During the art making session the students draw and paint a Matisse inspired interior. Finally the class find out more information about the artists by using books or suitable websites to answer several questions which include place of birth, art movements and influences. They also complete a time line worksheet.
These Art activities are a culmination of the study of works by Seurat, Monet and Van Gogh and their painting techniques.
During the first art session, students experiment with different brush strokes.
The following activity involves cutting shapes from the painted sheets of paper and arranging them on a large piece of cardboard to create a class mural.
Year 4- 6 students observe and respond to a drawing by Pablo Picasso and an African mask.
Page 1. Internet links to images , learning focus and procedure.
Page 2. Student worksheet deals with describing types of lines and shapes used in the artworks and making comparisons between the two images.