LEARNING TO DRAW /PENCIL DRAWINGS
LEARN HOW TO DRAW Essential and elementary lessons on learning how to draw for 9-14year
olds who have interests in becoming;
Video game designers,
Special effects artists,
Surveyors, Engineers, Builders,
Set designers for film, opera, ballet, stage etc.
Time- Lessons are separated into approx. 40 min segments.
Homestudy – 10 to 20 minutes per lesson – set work proposals suggested at end of each lesson.
30x45cms or 12″x18″ standard cartridge paper (thick, white, plain) sketchpad.
2H, HB and 4B pencils
Ruler and eraser
General lesson structure:
5-10 min. revision and homework assessment.
5 min. new page, draw margin and add title (bottom rh corner).
20 min. demo and child practical drawing.
5min. summary and suggested homework.
*These lessons are designed using basic skills already learned by students; to measure and to draw
straight lines using a ruler. Elements of self-expression are based on familiarity and habit and will
come gradually – particularly when the student grows comfortable with the lesson structure. Such
self-expression is first emphasised in the homestudy area.
*The second part of the lessons will deal with the freehand elements of drawing but it has been my
experience that these freehand lessons come easier with confidence, enthusiasm, discipline and a
general understanding of the principles of perspective and the drawing of regular solids. For those
who think good drawing has nothing to do with the understanding of basic structure need not read
much further. Be warned that it is my way to teach that basic structure first.
Drawing lessons – illustrated lesson notes for teachers and students
ILLUSTRATED LESSON NOTES FOR TEACHERS
preamble for all lessons
2) cityscape up
3) cityscape down
4) room interior two point
6) room interior CVP
6b) room interior cont.
8) shadows basic
9) shadows 2
10b) completed arch
11b) road continued
12b) book continued
PART TWO INTRODUCTION
1) ‘quick sketch page’
2) methods of shading
3) tennis and shadows
4) reference sheet
5) in three dimensions
6) a ‘fork’ in the road
8) portraiture cont.
9) drawing roses
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