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Observational Drawing

Media/Techniques

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Introduction

Introduction 1:08

Contour Drawing

What is Contour Drawing? 1:20

Modified Contour 6:31

Contour Portraits 5:02

Visual Measuring

Size Comparisons 5:42

Angle Comparisons 4:11

Horizontal and Vertical Comparisons 2:42

Using Negative Space 3:24

Adding Value

Tools for Adding Value 5:04

Value Scales and Mark Making 5:43

Practicing with Values 6:24

Understanding How Shadows Work 3:28

Adding Value to Forms 4:01

Drawing Hands

Contour 3:11

Scaffolding 3:52

Adding Value 6:29

Drawing Fabric

Contour 5:03

Adding Value 4:39

Still Life Drawing

Setting Up a Still Life 3:05

Drawing a Still Life 3:38

Conclusion

Conclusion 1:17

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Observational Drawing

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Identify foundational techniques and strategies for introducing observational drawing.

  • 2 Explore a variety of methods and tools to aid in further developing observational drawings.

  • 3 Integrate a variety of observational drawing methods into your curriculum to support beginning through advanced students.

Observational drawing is a vital part of any drawing curriculum. No matter the level, activating the right side of the brain when drawing is critical when representing objects realistically. Discover the best strategies for introducing simple shapes, visual measuring, pushing value range, and more. Take the stress out of observational drawing by shifting the way you teach observational drawing skills!


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills


Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Timothy Bogatz

Timothy Bogatz

Content & Art Ed NOW Manager and PRO Facilitator

Tim is the Content & Art Ed NOW Manager for the Art of Education University, and previously worked as an AOEU writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOEU, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.

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Resources

https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.1-What-is-a-Contour-Portrait.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-Choosing-the-Right-Drawing-Pencil.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-All-About-Value.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-Drawing-Techniques.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-Adding-Value-to-Create-Form.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-3D-Forms-and-Value-Worksheet.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-How-to-Grid-a-Drawing.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2018/08/30.2-The-Six-Essentials-of-a-Still-Life-Set-up.pdf

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