Fifth Grade Interactive Art
This lesson began by looking at images from the Art in Island 3D Art Museum in the Philippines (near Manila-The Selfie Capital of the World”), where the museumgoer is encouraged to interact with the art. We also looked at chalk drawings by Edgar Müller, 3D street artist known as the “master of three-dimensional illusion street art”. From here students worked to create their own interactive imagery. Students decided on a situation to render that they would be able to interact with. Interactions could be with their hands, feet, face, upper body, or whole body. Photos were taken of student interactions and displayed alongside the original work. The display allowed for others to take part in the interactive art and also offered photo opportunities. During art making we also looked at videos displaying time laps realism drawings in order to consider how we could push ourselves to create a more believable setting.
- Craftsmanship through drawing skill and proficiency of the medium
- Thoughtful consideration of a foreground, middle ground and background in order to create the illusion of space
- Attempt at realism within the subject matter
- Promoting engineering and problem solving by considering a composition and how to interact with it
- Attempt at accuracy in proportion and spatial relationship
Fifth Grade Combined Drawing Techniques Lesson
Introduction to Contour Line, Gesture, and Figure Drawing Techniques
Students were introduced to the concept of contour line drawing. They saw example videos of blind contour line drawing and then tried it out by drawing their hand and then their shoe without looking at their paper. The primary goal was to capture the outlines and the details within the lines. This exercise is essential in strengthening hand and eye coordination. Creating bind contour line drawings also helps to sharpen observational skills, which is necessary in accurately rendering realistic images.
Gesture drawing was also introduced. The focus was on portraying action and movement. These drawings were quick renderings depicting the whole of the figure as opposed to the outline of an object. Drawings were done in watercolor marker so that a wet brush could be applied afterwards to imply movement or action of the figure.
Figure drawing was introduced at the end. Here the goal was to bring together the technique of contour line drawing of objects along with simple gestural drawing of a figure. Students will use light gesture drawing to begin their sketch and then create the details of the outer costume and gear by using the contour line method. Proportion will be accomplished by breaking up the body into chunks of shapes. Relationships to size will be taken into account.
- Build hand and eye coordination through blind contour line drawing
- Strengthen observational skills through drawing objects
- Determine and render action and motion of figures
- Practicing proportion through breaking the body into chunks of shapes