Still Life Line Drawing

Still Life Line Drawing

structural, contour & gesture lines

Big Idea:

Line is everywhere we look. Art Begins with a line

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:

Examples of artists using different types of line. Ben Shahn, Edgar Degas, George Caleb Bingham, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonardo Da Vinci, Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein

Many different periods of art all use line to create art or sketch out the beginning of some of their most famous works of art.

Goal and Outcomes:

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

Will make rough sketches of still life using different types of line.

Positive Critique will be had at end of class.

Discussion pertaining to 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, Pencils, charcoal

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 still life assignment. We will then discuss drawing as line.

Basic set of art history will be outlined for them. Students will have quick timed sketches 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 10 minutes.

Once 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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