Neurographic Drawing Art project of Butterfly - lesson with VIDEO guide 4th - 7th grade
Neurographic Drawing Art project of a Butterfly is a comprehensive video tutorial for drawing and water colour pencil. This art lesson best suits grade 4, grade 5 and middle school. The video guide demonstrates and supports students to explore the elements of art in their drawing and painting skills.
A bonus PDF teacher guide with templates, reference images and examples, is also included.
Use with upper elementary and middle school learners in a series of consecutive lessons. Encourage student choice options to create their unique version of the drawing plan.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- Using the elements of LINE & SHAPE to complete observational drawings, including adding details and TEXTURE
- Using the elements of COLOUR & VALUE to paint the artwork and create FORM
- Using the elements of SPACE by layering foreground, mid-ground and background
- COLOUR - use analogous colour groups for shadow and light
- Observational drawing using the grid enlargement technique
- Exploring free flowing neurographic lines and nodules
A perfect companion to a theme study for our planet, it’s animals and habitats, plus a focus on student well being. Can also support literacy or book study units.
This is a fully narrated video tutorial that demonstrates all drawing steps in real time. Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to support your young artists.
Benefits of using a video lesson:
- The lesson has already been tested
- All steps are viewable from start to finish
- Techniques are demonstrated
- Rewind and rewatch as many times as needed
- Narrated explanation adds depth to understanding art theories
- Its like having an art specialist in your classroom or home
- Encourages independence in learners and self management
- Allows for students to work at their individual pace
- Hosted on YouTube (unlisted) and accessed from the link in the PDF support document
- Not cluttering up your hard drive
- Added benefit of PL in Visual Art teaching for the purchasing classroom teacher
- Includes a PDF lesson companion with support information
Stream the video lesson through a large screen for your students to follow along, pausing in places for them to complete the steps at their own pace, or rewind and rewatch when needed.
This method can also offer time for opportunities to explore student responses or modifications, bringing personal creative ideas to the tutorial. Addresses the Viewing & Responding to artwork concepts.
Suits: most upper primary/ elementary grades, middle schoolers and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to draw and paint a butterfly and habitat (or animal of their choosing) using the neurographic drawing style with grid enlargement, and add colour with purpose and carefully chosen colour schemes.
Learning intentions include: Plan your composition, Add details that suit the context, Select colour schemes, Show an understanding for the elements of Art, Draw with tutorials, Draw from imagination, Develop technical skills for drawing in the Neurographic style, colouring & painting with water colour pencils, and working with grid enlargement, Improve observational drawing skills,
Media demonstrated: Water colour pencils
Materials used: A3 (double A4)* art paper, drawing pencil, waterproof marker, watercolour pencils, pointy paintbrushes of assorted sizes
*A4 = 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 by 279.4 mm)
The lesson includes choice options for differentiation, while keeping the skills taught consistent across the class, to save your sanity.
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I’ve done it all for you and trailed this lesson with my own students, in 5th grade.
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I am both a general ed classroom teacher and currently practising as a Visual Art and Digital Media specialist educator, teaching students from ages 4-12, at a primary school. I do this every day, just like you!
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No worries - I’ve got you covered.
This lesson comes as a full colour, fully narrated video tutorial hosted on my YouTube channel and only accessible with the link that you purchase.
You also get to download a bonus PDF teacher guide of 30+ slides. All project steps are clearly explained and filmed or photographed, from start to finish, giving you the confidence to deliver a quality visual art lesson to your students, as you share on your large screen.
The video preview below is a very short clip from the actual resource to give you an idea of my teaching style and what is included.
Also included in the support documents are:
- Learning Intentions for the IB PYP and NZC at level 3 / Phase 3 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides
❤️ All the materials & skills are also clearly listed for you. It’s like having an art specialist with you in your classroom.
The PDF slides are intentionally designed in landscape orientation, to share with your students, where needed. This extra visual support will prove useful, to all young learners, and will also save your from having to repeat the same instructions, over and over again.
Select VIEW > enter full screen for presentation mode. Then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to drive a smooth slideshow experience, like a pro :)
Encourage students along the way, to follow choice options and create their unique artwork, while being guided by the information on the slides.
⏰ How long will this project take to finish?
This art lesson and project can be completed in around 4-6 lessons, depending on the age and stage of students and the size of paper /media/ style you or your students choose.
Chunk into smaller manageable lessons, if needed, and to allow student work to dry.
View the previews above, then add to cart and smile, knowing you will soon have beautiful artwork on the walls and students glowing with pride!
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