Negative Space Drawing Insects: Watercolor and Marker


Product Description

Are you on the hunt for an art lesson plan that will captivate your middle or high school student’s interest? Do you feel the weight of their curious questions, like “What do we do next?” or “How do I do this?” echoing in your mind? It’s time to ease those frustrations with this Negative Space Drawing Insects: Watercolor and Marker.


This Negative Space Drawing Insects: Watercolor and Marker —is an artistic adventure poised to breathe fresh vitality into your high school art curriculum. Say farewell to the daunting task of crafting lesson plans that excite and engage, because this comprehensive lesson is here to empower you. It equips you with all the tools you need to dive into the captivating world of drawing and painting with watercolor, marker, and or acrylic paint.


With its easy-to-follow step-by-step format—it’s like having an extra teaching companion, there to ensure your success as you guide your students. This resource effortlessly guides you through each phase, allowing you to dedicate more of your energy to what truly ignites your passion—nurturing your students’ creativity.




✅ 15 Drawing Insects Reference Images (Gridded and Ungridded)

✅ 69 Editable Canva Slides

✅ Comprehensive Rubric

✅ Lesson Handout with QR Code

✅ Practice Worksheet

✅ Easy Teachers Instructions

✅ 5 min Negative Space Drawing Insects Video Demonstration



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the Negative Space Drawing Insects with lots of visual examples that are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art



See the lesson in action

YouTube video



Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about Inside Out Art Teacher’s art lessons! Here’s what they have to say:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I used this resource as part of a unit focusing on the elements of art. The students were extremely engaged throughout the whole process, they loved transferring the drawing onto the watercolor background and had a lot of fun learning about positive and negative space. Thank you for the inspiration.” – Art Teacher, Jessica F.


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





❓ What level of ability is this lesson suitable for?

This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists. The designs can be kept simple or more complex.  You can modify the design to match your students’ 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.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective project only requires:

✅ 12 x 12 Watercolor Paper

✅ Palette or Paper Plate

✅ Watercolor Paints

✅ Water Containers

✅ Paint Brushes (Round Brushes)

✅ Fine-Point Marker

✅ Pencil and Eraser

✅ Painter’s Tape or Masking Tape

✅ Ruler

✅ Negative Space Watercolor Art Worksheet

✅ Scrap Paper

✅ Scissors


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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Negative Space Drawing Insects

Negative Space Drawing Insects: Watercolor and Marker