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The Best Drawing Materials and How to Use Them
Finding Success Using the Principles of Design
A Look at the Elements of Art and Principles of Design 3:32
Working with the Principles of Design 6:42
A Simple Lesson that Utilizes the Principles of Design 3:11
Making Observational Drawing Engaging
Learning How to See 7:24
Ideas & Lessons for Observational Drawing 6:21
Techniques to Help with Realistic Drawing
Contour Figure Drawing 4:15
Creating Contrast and Value 8:00
Developing Smooth, Even Shading 3:38
Scaffolding Your Drawing Curriculum
Using Basic Techniques for Beginning Projects 7:42
More Ideas for Beginning Projects 4:16
Additional Lessons and Ideas
Developing Intermediate Lessons 3:46
Moving Toward Advanced Ideas 5:34
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Explore foundational drawing techniques, materials, and concepts to develop student success at every level.
2 Implement engaging lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced drawing students.
It’s true that drawing is one of the most basic skills we teach in the art room, but it is also the most essential. This Learning Pack will teach you how to present drawing in a comprehensively and meaningfully. From utilizing the elements and principles to developing advanced lesson ideas, this workshop covers everything you need to know to teach the building blocks of drawing effectively.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
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
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
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.
Host of AOEU's Everyday Art Room, Elementary Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator
Nic Hahn, an elementary art teacher in Minnesota, and she has worked as an instructor for AOEU. She also authors the popular blog “Mini Matisse.” She enjoys sharing creative ideas and positive musings about teaching. Nic has worked with learners from preschoolers through adults and has discovered she loves teaching at all levels.
Choosing the Right Drawing Pencil
Choosing the Right Drawing Paper
The Elements of Art
The Principles of Design
7 Tips for Observational Drawing
Student Technique Chart
Overview of Drawing Techniques
Simple Drawing Methods
Teach Your Students to Draw Contour Lines