I have often designed an art lesson based on elements of art for most part of my teaching life , unless I came across this site called deep space sparkle(DSS) , DSS was a great inspiration for me to create lessons based on picture books . Even though i used to pick up most of my picture books only for illustration , drawing based on that was an idea which I inherited from them.
Our first lesson is based on insects , those tiny little creatures , which used to frighten most of us in daily lives. This lesson was inspired from the book The Tickly Spider by Margaret Wise Brown , its about a little spider and a small boy .
Supplies needed :
A4 size ivory sheets
Drawing tools ( Pencil, eraser, sharpener)
Tempera paints / water colours
After reading the lesson , the first thing we did is to take a list of insects which are simple to draw using lines and shapes .
We have taken 4 of them ( Ant, ladybug, butterfly, dragonfly, ) check the following link for step by step drawings .
Once this part is done , the next one is creating a scenery , as I don’t have images of the work done by my students ( lost during shifting) have added some prompts here to try with the kids .
Prompt 1: On the river bank
( image included)
Prompt 2: In the field
Draw a field full of grass , sand etc and include the insects there .
Prompt 3 : A scenic morning from my window
Draw a view from the window how the world looks during early morning , include the colourful sun , trees, chirping birds ,blooming flowers , tiny insects .
Hope you all enjoy the lesson , please try the activities with kids and post their works in the comment section , also don’t forget to drop your feedback.