High School Art Drawing Curriculum – Full Year Art Project Bundle



Are you an art teacher seeking a hassle-free and engaging high school art drawing curriculum? Look no further!

This comprehensive art project bundle features over 32 meticulously crafted resources to enhance your students’ fundamental drawing skills and eliminate the age-old question, “What do I do next?” The projects are thoughtfully structured, beginning with basic line drawing, advancing to mastering value and shading, and culminating in an in-depth exploration of color theory and colored pencil techniques.

This bundle comprises 26 unique art projects, each accompanied by dynamic slideshows, instructive video tutorials, inspiring reference images, practical worksheets, and detailed rubrics. Additionally, it includes 6 sets of drawing worksheets ideal for early finisher activities and emergency substitute plans.

All these lessons are freshly created in 2023, ensuring your students receive the most up-to-date and innovative art education. Get ready to transform your classroom experience with our cutting-edge resources!


This is a game-changing bundle designed to make your life as an art teacher so much easier. Say goodbye to the stress of planning every single step on your own because this comprehensive package has got you covered. It includes everything you need to teach high-contrast drawing and shading techniques to your middle or high schoolers.

With its easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it’s like having an extra teacher that will help you focus more on the things you love—teaching art. This incredible resource takes care of the planning and guiding aspects, freeing you to dive deeper into meaningful teaching moments with your students.

But the benefits don’t stop there. The materials included in this lesson are incredibly versatile, giving you the freedom to use them year after year. It’s a cost-effective and sustainable addition to your art curriculum that keeps on giving. Get ready to experience the unbeatable value and longevity this resource brings to your classroom. ♻️✨

Throughout this engaging lesson, teachers and students will explore the following key dawing fundamentals:


〰️ Line and Shape: Students will learn how to use contour lines as the framework to scale and plan their drawings. They will learn the importance of line weight and experiment with the expressive use of line

✏️ Value and Contrast: Discover how to create depth and dimension in artwork by effectively utilizing proper shading techniques using white colored pencils on toned paper to create value and contrast.

☀️ Light and Shadow: Students will learn to observe the subject closely and record how light interacts with objects, influencing their appearance with subtle tonal variations.

Form and Texture: Students will learn how to represent three-dimensional form and simulate texture using white colored pencils on toned paper, leveraging shading techniques specific to this unique surface.

Observational Drawing: Students will practice keen observation, discerning subtle variations in light and shadow on toned paper, and apply these insights to their artwork, enhancing their observational drawing skills.

Creative Expression: Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different subjects on toned paper, using shading techniques to evoke mood, atmosphere, and depth in their compositions, resulting in expressive and visually captivating artwork.


✅ Gridded and Non-Gridded Reference Images: Customize the project to suit your students’ individual ability levels with a captivating collection of reference images showcasing various chain objects of varying complexity. You have the flexibility to select images that align with your student’s skill levels. From intricate details to simpler forms, these images offer diverse shading challenges, catering to beginners and advanced art students.

✅ Rubric: Simplify your assessment process with a comprehensive rubric. This invaluable tool provides clear criteria for evaluating your students’ shading proficiency when working on their chain drawings. Assess their ability to capture contrast, highlights, and accurate shading, guiding them toward mastery and fostering artistic excellence.

✅ Editable Canva or Google Slideshow: Each slide acts as a guiding light, leading students through the step-by-step process of each art lesson. Highlighting essential techniques and providing valuable insights, this dynamic visual presentation captures your students’ attention and deepens their understanding of each artistic skill.

✅ Lesson Handout with QR Code: Simplify access to the lesson materials with a concise handout that summarizes key points and techniques. The included QR code enables students to quickly and conveniently access the lesson slideshows, facilitating self-paced learning and serving as a helpful resource for revision and review.

✅ Video Demonstrations for Students: Immerse your students in the creative process with two video demonstrations that break down the projects into manageable steps. They will witness the entire journey, from setting up the drawing to finalizing the artwork.

✅ Teacher Instructions: Comprehensive teacher instructions provide you with invaluable guidance and suggestions for effectively incorporating the lesson into your art curriculum.

How to Use in the Classroom:

Present: Utilize the presentations and video demonstrations in the classroom to save time demonstrating key concepts and skills. These materials guide your students through the drawing process quickly and in detail with lots of illustrations and examples.

Share with Students: Be armed with answers to repetitive questions by sharing the digital resources with your students for quick and easy reference. This is great when students need a review, miss a demonstration, or are remote learning. They can access the slideshow presentations, video demonstrations, and practice worksheets from anywhere, allowing them to get quick answers to common questions, saving you from answering the same questions repeatedly.

Save Time Searching for Images to Draw: The ready-to-go reference images will save you and your students time searching for the perfect image to draw from and eliminate the frustrations of scaling/editing the perfect image. You can laminate them and use them year after year if you would like.

Build Drawing Skills and Confidence: Use this project to reinforce and expand upon your students’ knowledge of high-contrast drawing and shading. Witness their growth as they apply these techniques to create detailed drawings.

Why Teachers Love It:

This resource package is a HUGE TIMESAVER ⏰

❤️ Organization Factor: Have your lessons planned, prepped, and ready to go year after year.

❤️ Engaging and Interactive: The presentations, video demonstrations, and practice worksheets provide an interactive learning experience that will keep your students engaged year after year.

❤️ Step-by-Step Guidance: The detailed instructions, tips, and advice in the video demonstration and presentations will empower your students to create impressive artwork.

❤️ Confidence Booster: This project serves as a great confidence booster, allowing students to witness their artistic abilities flourish as they master the techniques of high-contrast drawing and shading.

❤️ Versatile Resources: Whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely, this project can be adapted to suit your classroom needs.

Social Proof:

Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about the Shading Chicken or the Egg lesson! Here’s what they have to say:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All Inside Out Art Teachers’ lessons are perfect and easy to use; this one got my students excited and working hard! Their final projects were awesome.” – Art Teacher, Shannon G.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wonderful for teaching shading, values, and self-assessment to junior high students.  They became engrossed in the technical activity and the self-assessment tool. ” – Art Teacher, Deborah G.


❓ What level of ability is this curriculum bundle suitable for?

These lessons can be used with beginner or advanced artists. Each lesson contains images that vary in complexity so you can meet all of your student’s needs.

❓ Can this lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. Whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices, you can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup. Enjoy the freedom to choose the approach that works best for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making it effortless to integrate them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice.

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