This fun and engaging residency is designed to teach students the fundamentals of drawing and design, through lessons that build upon one another to make these art making activities accessible to all levels and learners. Students will gain an understanding of several different line drawing, shading, and designing techniques, concepts, and vocabulary and enjoy adding their own creativity to this framework to create a small portfolio during “studio time” with individual attention from the residency artist. This residency will empower students to transform any trepidations about drawing into an “I can do this!” attitude
Students will create a small portfolio that contains line drawings, a value continuum, two to three designs that exemplify various shading techniques, and a final drawing project using a combination of the techniques taught during residency.
Students will understand the fundamentals of drawing and design.
Students will learn drawing techniques including line drawing, value and shading, color theory, and design composition.
- Students will learn about the Italian Renaissance and how it has influenced the art world today.
Students will learn new vocabulary and corresponding artistic concepts and incorporate this into their projects.
Students will learn how to draw geometric, organic, and architectural shapes.
- Appropriate for all grade levels.
- 4 visits at 45 minutes each
- Prep hours: 1 hours per classroom
- Materials: $1 per student
- Travel from Eugene
“I really appreciated watching some of our ‘not-so-brave’ artists come out
of their shell during Ms. Andrea’s residency. One student shared with me that he appreciated the one-on-one time Ms. Andrea gave him, saying, ‘it was just what I needed to feel more confident in working with a new pencil shading technique.’ Another student told me ‘Now I love drawing!’” –Lori K., Clear Lake Elementary School music teacher
“Thank you for showing us the drawing and working on the shapes. It inspired
me to create other beautiful art.” –Roslyn, 2nd grader, Clear Lake Elementary School
“I loved the whole thing because it improved my art skills. I wasn’t very good at
drawing before, but now I have improved my art skills. Thank you for helping me!” –Gabril, 4th grader, Clear Lake Elementary School