Standard(s) Rivera 4th-8th Art Week of 1/14-1/17 9.1.5 A,B,C, H, J 9.2.5 D 9.3.5 A 9.4.5 D Outcome(s) Students will be further exposed to the element of art, line. Students will learn the variations and uses of line. Students will be introduced to the technique of blind contour drawing? Essential Question(s) What is line? What is line quality? What is hand/eye coordination? How can blind contour drawings help improve this? Assessment Plan/Type Teacher observation, visual assessment, student rubric. Warm Up 510 Min Build Up (Intro/ Outcome/ Focus) 5 Min What do remember about lines? How can we use line to create a picture? Ask What is a contour line? A line that creates a form, an outline of an object. How can contour line drawings help us become better artists? Define Drawing an object while looking at it helps artists draw what they really see. It is a good technique for beginners and advanced artists. Many times this technique is used as a warm-up exercise. Tell (Obj.) Today we will learn how to create a contour drawing. This requires us to look at the object as we draw it, which helps us become a better artist. Focus Students will learn to draw from observation by noticing the outline of the object they are drawing. Instructional Cycle Engage (Instruct) Essential Question Core Instruction 15-25 Min Tie Up (Closure) 5-10 Min How do we become a better artist? We need to learn how to see what we are drawing. Too often we look at the object once and end up drawing from memory, which makes drawing harder and creates a drawing that doesn’t look like the subject. This activity takes it to the extreme by not allowing you to look at what you are drawing at all, and forcing you to look at what you are drawing the entire time. Explain (Model) Attempt (Activity) Individual, Pairs, Groups, Whole Class - A blind contour drawing contains lines that are drawn without ever looking at the piece of paper. This forces you to study a scene closely, observing every shape and edge with your eyes, as your hand mimics these on paper. The aim is not to produce a realistic artwork, but rather to strengthen the connection between eyes, hand and brain: a reminder that, when drawing, you must first learn to see. Students will practice drawing familiar objects without looking at the paper. This will help them learn to draw objects as they really are rather than how the students remember them. Once they are ready to draw, they should place their pencils on the paper and not lift it off until the outline is complete. If they need to draw additional lines they can look at the paper to place their pencil, but then they should just look at the object. After they have completed the drawing they can discuss it with another classmate. Ask What is blind contour drawing? Did this make your drawing harder? Were you able to look at the object in a way that looking at your paper wouldn’t allow? Define Blind contour drawings help develop your hand/eye coordination. It becomes easier to draw when you actually look at the object, rather than trying to draw from memory. Tell (Obj.) Students will show understanding of blind contour line drawings. Predict Students will be able to draw from observation rather than from memory.