High School Drawing Lessons Bank
basic drawing Lessons of discovering composition defined as geometric shapes.
One of the best ways to teach drawing is by first teaching
how to build an image or subject using geometric shapes.
This builds confidence in a beginner and it becomes easier
to coordinate their hand Each time they draw. It is best to
present assignments that first show the work done for them
so they can see how drawing with geometric shapes
should be drawn correctly. I start out with these lessons
first and then allow students to add color or shading.
I find that students love these assignments because they
never thought of seeing an image in this manner and
there is something very relaxing in applying color as first
steps towards learning to draw.
Students discover the beauty of geometry in color and patterns.
This lesson is an enjoyable build your own geometric flower.
Students develop their own geometric shapes and add color
as they choose. This lesson is perfect for a whole class, from,
beginner to advanced. Students discover patterns that embellish
their design and then add color. I promote using gradations
because this plan is perfect for such. When teaching the
Blooming Bonnell flower I talk a lot about symmetry, balance,
and how the image would sound if it were a piece of music.
It is a good idea to play jazz music with this lesson because
students Improvise just As Jazz musicians do.
Discovering the primary colors by layering each color on top of the other.
When teaching about primary colors students rarely
understand that all colors come from RGB and the
neutral colors of black and white. These lessons allow
for the student to discover the various levels of blending
RGB or Red, Green, and blue. The lesson is incorporated
within learning to draw a dog as well as others. This
lesson can take up to three class periods to complete.
How To Draw Subjects In 3 Or More Steps
A series of lessons showing how to construct a simple drawing in 3 steps
Most students are afraid to draw because they
have not had good art teaches. These simple
lessons encourage students to draw subjects
that interest them using three steps of development.
These drawings are designed to make the final
image not too difficult to render. The lessons
follow the geometric layout of subjects as is
reflected in past lessons.
Renaissance Era-Value Shading Assignments
Drawing & Art History in one lesson covering the greats of the Renaissance Era!
These lessons on the italian Renaissance
are great for introducing students to the time
period and the many famous artists From that
period. Each lesson has a reading about the
artist, a vocabulary word to learn and a detailed
shading assignment allowing the student to make
a Renaissance masterpiece to come alive.
Drawing & Discovering the Impressionists & Their Art
Students discover each of the impressionists and recreate one of their masterpieces
These series of lessons include a reading, an
art term or vocabulary word to memorize and
a shading lesson of an impressionistic masterpiece.
Students use color pencils to recreate each
work of art. These lessons are great to also
teach as painting lessons by adding a que-tip
of baby oil onto the color pencil turning the
piece into an oil painting. The baby oil acts as
a perfect blending tool of color and can help
in producing opaque areas of the image.
Meet the Masters Series
Discovering all the great masters, their art & recreating their most famous masterpieces
This is one of the best art history/drawing tools
available for art teachers today. Each page contains
a short bio on the master artist along with a drawing
assignment related to values of density and color. there
are over 30 Master lessons here that cover the major
art movements from as early as the Renaissance to
the new your ash can school.
Forming Composition Using Shadows & Color
A basic drawing lesson that reveals how shadows & color work together to form composition
This is an excellent and simple lesson on
drawing showing how shadows define the
subject matter and color brings the subject
to life. This is a great tool for beginning
drawing students as well as advanced. it is
a good lesson to give in studying asymmetrical
composition, a birds eye view, and application
of the primary colors plus the neutral color of
Lessons that show the dynamic reality of symmetry in everyday life
A great introduction to symmetry
and how to become aware of it
in our every day lives. These proven
lesson sheets make learning symmetry
easy and fun.
Seeing Visual Rhythm
Grab some magazines, scissors, glue sticks and paper and enjoy this lesson!
This 10 page lesson plan includes 3
lesson sheets plus a full lesson on
seeing visual rhythm by using magazines
and contrasting two images. This is a
good tool for an introduction to seeing
The Balance of Life & Design
Dynamic lessons that incorporate math into creating individual designs
This is one of the most popular art lesson plans
that partnerlessons offers. It has several layers
of meaningful applications and creates great
self esteem in students. It is an excellent math
tool for showing the beauty of symmetry, balance
and sequencing. This lesson is one that you
will enjoy presenting over and over to your
Creating Your Own Superhero In Easy Steps
A beginning drawing lesson on building the human form into a superhero
Every student loves drawing superhero's and
comic book figures. this lesson allows a
student to see how to create a figure in three
steps and allows them to create their own
interpretation of a superhero.
Discovering the Mandala
A perfect lesson for teaching mandalas!
This lesson presents the history of the mandala
and offers many art work sheets that students
love. Students love this lesson because they
get to express themselves through multiple
means through one of the worlds oldest art
Discovering & Creating 15 Famous African Americans
These lessons are great for special times of the year such as Black History month
These lessons are great for introducing values
and shading to beginning students and advanced
students love them as well. They are perfect for
instruction along with studying american history
of famous african americans.
Discovering & Creating Perspective
Simple lessons on creating 1,2,3, point perspective
This lesson offers 6 art work sheet lessons
and 4 pages of reading and understanding
perspectives for one to three points. students
work with lesson sheets that enable them to
see perspective on multiple levels.
Discovering the Master Michelangelo
Readings, Lessons & More about this great Italian Renaissance Master
A great lesson to use when studying the renaissance era.
These lesson sheets provide enjoyable time spent in making
the masterpieces Michelangelo come alive.
Understanding Relief Art
Eleven page lesson plan with 5 art work sheet lessons! An excellent introduction to Relief Art.
A super lesson to teach to students when they are
studying the civil war. I show the movie, Glory to go
along with this lesson that students highly enjoy.
Lessons From Vermeer
Several lessons taught via 3 art lesson sheets and much more!
Vermeer teaches us so much. His understanding of
perspective, color, and composition are revealed
in these lessons on this great Dutch Master.
Magical Math Matrix Art
The Beauty of Geometric Design of a Triangle Within Symmetry
This is a unique lesson that appeals to students that
love math over art! it shows the beauty of consistency
as students develop their own line design using a
series of points. This is also a great lesson on symmetry,
balance and rhythm.
A great lesson for students who love this singer!
Students love to apply their own shading
to this image of the singer rihanna. Many
students like to add vibrant colors to her
hair while other seek to make her look
realistic using only a lead pencil. Students
love to have this art sheet to pull out and
work on in between lessons.
The Thinker by August Rodin
This lesson art sheet is perfect for the study of this iconic Sculpture
The Thinker by Rodin is an iconic work of art
known throughout the world. This drawing lesson
allows the student to study the work of art
while drawing it to make it come alive.
Drawing Prince Using Shading Values
Make Prince Come alive through shading values
Students love to color only with a more sophisticated
image like this one. This can be a color assignment
in color pencil or lead pencil. Students practice a range
of values as they fill in the cavities of contour lines
to make prince come alive.