Colored Pencil Drawing Art Project: Unexpected Beauty Lesson



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This drawing assignment focuses on building drawing techniques and introducing colored pencil techniques. Students are asked to think outside of the box for their image by staying away from traditional “beautiful” subject matters (flowers, sunsets, etc.) and find a way to turn something not typically viewed as beautiful into a work of art.

In addition to learning colored pencil techniques, students are also introduced to artists in the Impressionism movement, who also pushed the boundaries of what is considered beautiful. They build a connection from historical examples to modern examples by researching a modern still-life artist before starting their drawing assignment.

All in all this lesson pack includes:

  • A lesson plan (with a big idea, objectives, vocabulary, national middle and high school art standards, and step by step instructions on implementing the project)
  • PowerPoint to introduce the assignment with project examples
  • Artist research worksheet
  • Critique sheet
  • Comment sheet
  • Rubric

This lesson is part of my semester-long drawing curriculum bundle. Get everything you need to teach an entire semester of drawing, 12 lessons in all, for a discounted price. Check it out here

Each of my classes is designed to build on the last. This curriculum builds on the lessons and techniques taught in my Introduction to Art course. Check out my yearlong Introduction to Art curriculum bundled at a discount price here.

  • Check out my Advanced Art colored pencil assignment here.
  • Check out the other assignments I teach in my Drawing class below:
  • Teach students about combining drawing and technology into a GIF here.
  • Check out my drawing scratchboard assignment here.
  • Check out my social and political themed drawing assignment here.
  • Check out my metaphorical self portrait drawing lesson here.
  • Check out my introduction to charcoal drawing lesson plan here.
  • Check out my still life drawing assignment here.
  • Check out my shading review lesson plan here.

Check out my other products here.