Teaching the Building Blocks of Drawing




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Created with Sketch. The Best Drawing Materials and How to Use Them

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Created with Sketch. Finding Success Using the Principles of Design

Created with Sketch. A Look at the Elements of Art and Principles of Design 3:32

Created with Sketch. Working with the Principles of Design 6:42

Created with Sketch. A Simple Lesson that Utilizes the Principles of Design 3:11

Created with Sketch. Making Observational Drawing Engaging

Created with Sketch. Learning How to See 7:24

Created with Sketch. Ideas & Lessons for Observational Drawing 6:21

Created with Sketch. Techniques to Help with Realistic Drawing

Created with Sketch. Blind Contour Portraits 2:45

Created with Sketch. Contour Figure Drawing 4:15

Created with Sketch. Creating Contrast and Value 8:00

Created with Sketch. Developing Smooth, Even Shading 3:38

Created with Sketch. Scaffolding Your Drawing Curriculum

Created with Sketch. Using Basic Techniques for Beginning Projects 7:42

Created with Sketch. More Ideas for Beginning Projects 4:16

Created with Sketch. Additional Lessons and Ideas

Created with Sketch. Developing Intermediate Lessons 3:46

Created with Sketch. Moving Toward Advanced Ideas 5:34

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Teaching the Building Blocks of Drawing

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to teach the basics to your students in order to set them up for drawing success

  • 2 Explore techniques to help with realistic and observational drawing

  • 3 Discover new lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students

It’s true that drawing is one of the most basic skills we teach in the art room, but it is also the most essential. This Learning Pack will teach you how to present drawing in a comprehensive and meaningful way. From utilizing the elements and principles to developing advanced lesson ideas, this workshop covers everything you need to know to effectively teach the building blocks of drawing.

Connected National Visual Arts Standards:
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Nic Hahn

Nic Hahn

PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher

Nic Hahn, an elementary art teacher in Minnesota, and she has worked as an instructor for AOE. She also authors the popular blog “Mini Matisse.” She enjoys sharing creative ideas and positive musings about teaching. Nic has worked with learners from preschoolers through adults and has discovered she loves teaching at all levels.