Beginner Line Drawing Art Lesson for Middle School or High School Art


Product Description

This beginner line drawing art lesson will fit beautifully into your middle or high school art curriculum. This simple ready-to-go drawing project contains everything needed to get started right away.


Using the x-grid method of drawing and the included reference images, practice worksheets, video demonstrations, and rubrics, students learn how to scale an image and draw using simple guide marks. This is a perfect first drawing project as it builds the foundation for other drawing skills and students learn the fundamentals of drawing and build confidence in their observational drawing skills.

The completed artwork is done on approximately 8×8 drawing paper with pencil and a fine-point black sharpie or liner markers. The final projects look great as a display and students are always proud of their work.


Included are:

  • 10 handouts with different gridded reference images, rubrics, and links to a video demonstration. Both PDF and Google Slide formats are included to save time and fit your classroom needs.
  • Practice worksheet with video demonstration.
  • Google Slideshow explaining how to add color to drawings.
  • Rubrics
  • Teacher Instructions
  • 2 different video demonstrations


The drawing reference photos vary in complexity so you can assign them to different students based on their own level of ability.


This art lesson is great as a first project in an introduction to art class or and s a refresher for more seasoned artists. Contour line drawing helps build observational drawing skills and is also frequently the framework that artists use to begin more complex detailed drawings. This drawing technique is incredibly valuable as it sets students up to build on these concepts.


Need an Easy to Follow Art Sub Plan?

The included worksheets work great as sub plans, and early finisher assignments, for students on home instruction or in ISS. They are easy to follow are easy for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.


All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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Beginner Line Drawing Art Lesson for Middle School or High School Art