Students will be learning the 5 marks that can draw anything in the world: dot, line, circle, curve, angle. From this they will trace their hands 10 times so they overlap slightly and then fill in the different sections that are created with different marks.

Lasting Ideas & Results:

Student will know the 5 marks that they can use to draw anything in the world. They will also understand how things overlapping.

Essential Question(s):

What are the 5 marks and how are they used in art?

Desired Learner Outcomes:

Students will be able to...
Students will know...
Use the 5 marks to create drawingsThe 5 marks
Use the 5 markes and overlapping handprints to create an interesting design.Overlapping


Creation & Performance 2.1, 2.2, Elements & Principles 3.1, 3.2


Daily Engagement Activities:

Lesson Number Description of Activities
Day 1Students will learn the 5 marks. We will find examples around the room of each. They will complete a handout that has different pictures and they will find the different marks that make up the pictures.
Day 2Students will trace their hands 10 times all over the paper overlapping them. Each section that is created they will "color" in with one of the 5 marks.
Day 3Students will complete their projects.

Summative Assessment(s):

Describe Performance Tasks
Explain &/or Reference Criteria
HandoutStudents will be assessed on finding the 5 marks in the drawings and then drawing their own using the marks.
Overlapping handprints projectAssessed on use of 5 marks, creativity and craftmanship.

Pre-Requisite Knowledge & Skills:


  1. Students will trace their hands in pencil 10 times. Tring to turn their hand in different directions and spreading them over the page. They should overlap a little.
  2. They will then trace the hands in black permanent marker.
  3. Then they will get colored markers and will fill in each of the sections created by the overlapping in with a different marks. They can make the marks into different patterns.
  4. When it's finished you can just barely see the handprint but it looks very exciting.


  • Large paper (12x18)
  • Pencil
  • Black permanent markers
  • Colored markers

Modifications, Adaptations, & Accommodations:

Student can increase or decrease the number of hands they trace according to skill level.


Students can work with the background to extend the lesson.

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