Art Classes: Level II


Level I-Art Lesson 1: The Swedish Dala Horse


Learn to draw a horse using a design from Swedish culture

Art Lesson Description:

Drawing a horse is difficult, but children love horses and love drawing them.  The Swedish Cultural Center in Seattle, Washington, has a huge collection of the famous carved wooden horses, the Dala horses.  Fortunately, these horses are stylized in such a way that they are EASY to draw, and they look very horse-like! 

After the drawing warm-up, the lesson gives enough guidance to make sure that student drawings look satisfyingly like a horse.  Then, after studying a number of Swedish folk art patterns, students will create their own original pattern as they finish the horse.

 

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List of Supplies for Each Student:

  • 1 warm-up for the Swedish horse
  • 1 fine tipped black magic marker
  • 1 11” x 11” square piece of watercolor paper
  • 1 small palette
  • 4-5 colors of bottled acrylic paints
  • 1 painting board (a piece of 12” x 16” masonite will work nicely)
  • 1 #4 watercolor brush
  • Masking tape
  • 1 bottle or cup for rinsing brushes

Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:


Approximate Time to Complete the Art Class:

  • Introduction through guided drawing: 20 minutes
  • Finishing the drawing: 35 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes

 


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

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