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Urban Sketching

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore architecture by creating a perspective drawing of the school or nearby buildings. They will create a vibrant composition using colored pencils and applying their understanding of color theory.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will use perspective, still life and figure drawing skills, to create a composition.

Students will experiment with color theory to render a vibrant final composition.

Students will explore architecture and their school’s outside community to create.

Teaching Strategies

  • Review still life, figure drawing, and colored pencil techniques with students.
  • Facilitate a discussion on perspective and how to find an interesting composition.
  • Guide students in inking and coloring their drawings with colored pencils and pens.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hours

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Presentation board
  • 9” x 12” drawing paper
  • Drawing boards
  • Drawing pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Ink pens

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Steps

Sketch Basic Shapes

Sketch the basic shape(s) of the architecture considering perspective.

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Instructional Materials

Student

Colored Pencil Techniques

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Formative

Color Pencil Techniques Pre-Test

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