Art Classes: Level I


FREE Level I-Art Lesson I-2: The Czech Cat


Learn to draw a cat inspired by a Czech charm bracelet

Art Lesson Description:

We were looking for a drawing of a cat that was so simple that even a kindergartener could draw it and feel proud of the results.  In a Czech Republic jewelry shop we found a solution.  Among a collection of charm bracelet pieces was this easy-to-draw cat!

Beginners, from kindergarteners through adults, will find this lesson interesting, and will discover they CAN draw more than stick figures!

The lesson begins with a warm-up to practice drawing parts of the cat.  A guided drawing provides enough guidance that your cat will indeed look like a cat.  By the end of the lesson you will have a chance to color the cat and its background so that your unique cat will have a story all its own.

THIS LESSON CAN BE VIEWED IN POWERPOINT OR VIDEO FORMAT


List of Supplies:

  • 1 sheet of 8 ½" x 11” color laser printing paper
  • 1 fine tipped black magic marker
  • 1 set of colored markers
  • 1 Czech Cat warm-up

Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:

  • Geography:
  • Literature:
  • Science: Read about the science of cats on the page "Cat Facts and Trivia."
  • Writing:
    • Study a poem, folktale, or fable about cats, and write a poem or story about your cat. 
    • Write a story about your cat.  Where does it live?  What does it like do?  What interesting thing happened to the cat one day?

Estimated Time to Complete the Lesson:

  • Introduction through guided drawing: 20 minutes
  • Finishing the picture: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

 


Original Image
Original Image
How to Draw
How to Draw
A Finished Art Lesson
A Finished Art Lesson

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