Here is the first project that I will do with my students for this school year. I can hardly believe that I spent all day trying to work out this simple design. However, the hardest part about putting together art lessons is making them challenging, yet achievable. I think this design will have a lot to offer kindergarten though 8th grade (those are the grade levels that I teach).
This first lesson is a contour line drawing lesson, with minimal shading. Since my approach is progressive, the next lesson will focus more on shading, with the other lessons adding other techniques and approaches.
After experiencing a little bit of burnout by the end of last year, I am finally getting excited about teaching again. It was a nice summer break but now I am ready to take on another year's challenge.