This contour line drawing presentation, video, and worksheet is great for introducing the contour line technique to students. They can be used in the classroom or via distance learning. The presentation is in both Google Slides and PowerPoint format. Students can easily scan the handout with their devices and see the presentation on their phones or iPads even if they do not upload the lesson to Google Classroom.
These resources stress the importance of proper form and not getting caught up in the result or finished product. With a lot of examples and a little humor, the slideshow explains how practicing blind and modified contour line trains your hand and eye to work together. Students see that this exercise is more about the process as opposed to the product.
It demonstrates how using one continuous line, moving slowly, and recording all of the details of the subject teaches you how to see things our brain would normally not notice. It compares the process to how an athlete must practice skills before playing the game. The PowerPoint shows lots of student examples and do’s and don’ts. These concepts are reinforced in a video at the end and in a student handout.
Students can draw any subject matter they choose using this technique. I also have great resources to follow this presentation including photos to draw from a video demonstration showing how to set up the paper, transfer their drawings, and add additional expressive details to their work.
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 with the linked videos and 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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