This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to learn about the Renaissance artist Durer and create prints of their own using the concepts of negative space.
Since we study Ancient – Renaissance History in cycle 1 of Classical Conversations, this project works great for the cycle 1 week 16, 30 minute fine arts final drawing project.
This 23 page lesson plan includes the following:
- A condensed background on the artist and his illustrations
- 15 printable pictures of Durer’s work including 4 self-portraits
- A carefully crafted sentence about Durer (ideal for memorization)
- A simple explanation of the key art concept of negative space with sample photos
- Vocabulary words and definitions
- References to additional resources
- Simple art project instructions
- Materials list (you can use watered down paint or ink!)
- Options for scaling the art project up or down depending on the experience level of your art students
- Pre-drawn templates of Durer ‘s Rhinoceros
- Step-by-step pictorial instructions for how to “Draw a Rhinoceros”
- Encore suggestions- These are ideas tutors can offer students for how they can repeat the lesson at home with a fun twist. If you have several hours to complete this art project, you may want to try one of these suggestions in class.
This item is also available, at a discount, within the Renaissance Artist Deluxe Package, which includes 6 lesson plans and is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 1 Classical Conversations Foundations community.
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