Course: Painting & Drawing II

Unit of Study: One – Foundation Drawing Skills from Observation

Lesson: One (1) – Contour Line Drawing of Hand in Four Positions

Time Frame: 6 days


  • Develop Observational Drawing Skills
  • Utilize the Elements and Principles of Art

  • Learning to draw what you see versus drawing what you know
  • Line as contour
  • Positive shape and negative space
  • Abstracting implied geometry from observable reality
  • Sighting
  • Proportion
  • Foreshortening
  • Line Weight

  • Students will be able to represent realistic 3-D objects in 2-D drawings through the exclusive use of line.
  • Students will be able to utilize the appropriate techniques, elements, and principles to facilitate accurate rendering, formatting, and presentation.

  • 24” X 18” white sulphite drawing paper
  • ebony pencil
  • eraser

  • structural analysis handout
  • exemplary model handout

  • rubric
  • ongoing teacher critiques
  • informal peer critiques
Percentage of Marking Period Grade: 15%
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