The first of the seven art elements is line. The second is shape. (Note: There is no particular order to the art elements. I list them in the order I do because it’s easier to remember if you progress logically.)
Everything you see can be described or depicted as a shape or collection of shapes. One of the keys to drawing what you see is learning how to spot the shapes in the everyday objects around you.
For today’s blog post, I’ve pulled together several tutorials, lesson plans, a YouTube video, and even a PowerPoint presentation. So get out those pencils and let’s have some fun.
LESSON PLAN FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS:
K-4 Lesson Plan: This page from the national gallery of art is a full lesson plan for teaching children how shape relates to art. It is very thorough, with guided practice exercises.
LESSON PLAN FOR OLDER STUDENTS:
This tutorial would be great for grades 9-12. It’s a bit more complex, but it will give the students a very thorough understanding about how shape works inart.
The last two items in today’s post are a PowerPoint slide show about shape and a 4-minute video tutorial. Both are worth watching.
PowerPoint Slide Presentation: Shape