Insect Line Drawing

Insect Line Drawing

structural, contour & gesture lines

Big Idea:

Line is everywhere we look. Art Begins with a line. Use line to create a organic depiction of an insect.

Description of Setting:

High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector

Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter

45 minute class periods

Art History:

Artists depicting real life with line and design. George Caleb Bingham, Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Calder.

Many different periods of art all use line to create organic depictions of real life.

Goal and Outcomes:

Be able to draw many different types of line and understand which types of line are being used.

Will make rough sketch of insect. and grid of line ideas.

use line to create form 25 sections to fill insect body. Transfer sketch from test to new white paper.

Keep paper clean.

Fill in insect shapes with a variety of line patterns.

Use thick and thin lines and values of dark and light.

You may have some white or black spaces for emphasis.

3 patterns repeated at least one other time.

Positive Critique will be had at end of project.

Discussion pertaining to the line drawing in class. Is it art? How did it make you feel? Does this give you opportunities to express yourselves in other ways?


newsprint, pencil, fine point marker, ultra fine point marker, White 18 x 24 Drawing paper. Many line ideas.

Management Procedure: Students will arrive on time and take there seats for attendance. Students will stay attentive and quiet while working.Students will not text on cell phones. Students will raise hand with questions. Students will respect one another and the work that is being created. Students will give positive feed back.

Instructional Process:

Students will walk into class and take their seats and wait for instruction. Once everyone is quiet students will be presented the insect line assignment. We will then discuss drawing different types of line.

Basic set of art history will be outlined for them. Students will have the rest of the class to come up with the insect of there choice and start on their line grid of different types of line. 25 options in grid.

Once project is finished students will help hang the art work on the wall for critique and discussion. We will then learn and discuss positive feed back and critique.

Students will have the opportunity to pick an artist discussed to start there paper. This paper will help create an art history book and test material at the end of the year.

As the time nears end, the students will put away all material and find their table and wait for the bell patiently.

Student will leave the classroom courteous of one another.

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