Lesson by Jennifer Stenta
Based on a project by Britt Curley
Students will use some key elements of art to create a furry fox at night. Using value they may mix tints and shades of blue to create a moon glowing in a night sky. They will draw a fox using simple shapes and add fur like texture by layering colors and adding short choppy marks. The fox is cut out and glued onto the background. This project can be adjusted to work with various supplies, and can be modified as needed. A handout is available for how to draw the fox.
K-1 video - focus more on shapes (crayons in video steps, but flexible)
2-12 video - focus more on texture and blending (oil pastels in video steps, but flexible)
Bonus K-1 Note: if cutting is too tricky, either adults can assist with the cutting OR modify the project to only use one sheet of paper by draw the fox first, then add a background.
* Project supplies are flexible. School chairs will determine what supplies they plan to use.
* If the project is to be done at home, it can be done with basic supplies
Links to the Lesson for Students:
Basic Supplies: paper, something to color with (crayons or colored pencils work best for basic options), scissors, glue stick, handout* (*optional but very helpful)
Upgraded Supplies: Use thicker paper. Then add paint and/or oil pastels. Recommended Supply Combinations:
K-1 - Paint for background, Crayons for Fox
2-12 - Paint for background, Oil Pastels for Fox
Additional Teacher Resources
Slides Lesson (similar to the main project videos but in slide form)
Video Lesson K-1 on Google Drive (if you want to download and use it outside of YouTube)
Video Lesson 2-12 on Google Drive (if you want to download and use it outside of YouTube)
Lesson Plan (more information for docents and/or teachers)
Handout (how to draw a fox)
Special thanks to:
Jennifer Stenta for creating this lesson for us!
Britt Curley for the inspirational project!