This printable 9 page packet is a self-contained art lesson on how to draw using the grid method, plus a bonus interview with an illustrator!
Although this printable packet contains an art lesson, it’s also a terrific fall printable, as the main feature is learning how to draw squirrel.
Students are shown how a photograph or picture can be used as an art reference. They are also introduced to how digital drawings & paintings can be created while reading an interview with an illustrator.
They are then taught how to use the grid method to reproduce a picture with step-by-step instructions that are clear and easy to follow. The lesson also features a “hand-holding” practice page that allows students to:
+ Trace a picture on a grid
+ Draw the same picture with a grid that is already made
+ Draw a grid using a ruler
Students draw a squirrel, which should appeal to both boys and girls.
The use of negative space to help recreate a drawing is introduced in a friendly way (without the terminology).
Additional practice grids are provided for extra drawings of other objects. The packet also comes with an optional page 3 that will save on color printer ink.
Using the grid method to draw is a classic art technique that produces great results! Tie in some art into your fall and autumn studies, or teach the grid drawing method to just about any age student!
This printable activity is an adapted excerpt from The Science of Seasons Learn-and-Play Activities book. You can purchase the entire book from Amazon.com, or you can buy the PDF version here at GuestHollow.com!
Approximate grade range: 2-7