Art Classes: Level IV

Level IV-Art Lesson 2: The Chinese Horse: 
Drawing the Entire Horse

Learn to draw a majestic terra cotta horse that was buried with a Chinese emperor

The lesson is suitable for students in grade 6 through adult.

 

Art Lesson Description:

If you drew the Chinese Horse’s Head in Lesson III-3, you have probably already learned about Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who had an enormous army of terra cotta warriors and horses buried with him.  The horse used in this lesson is a copy of one of the horses in that army, and is the same horse that was used in Lesson III-3.  If you have not already drawn the horse’s head in Lesson III-3, you are encouraged to draw the head, since doing so will make drawing the whole horse easier.

The lesson uses the same kind of colored background, gold paint pen, and charcoal white pencil as was used in Lesson III-3, in order to make an elegant, regal-looking horse.  We think you will be surprised at how “horse-like” your horse will look!

This lesson includes both POWERPOINT and VIDEO versions of the lesson plus 2 downloadable printouts: a warmup and a drawing of the horse.

 


List of Supplies for Each Student:

  • 1 Chinese whole horse warm-up
  • 1 fine tipped black magic marker
  • 1 sheet of 8 ½” x 11” red or other regal colored paper
  • 1 gold paint pen
  • 1 charcoal white pencil

Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:

  • Writing: Find out about the history of the Great Wall of China or the terra cotta army and write about what you learn.
  • Art and Music:
    • Color has symbolic meaning in China. What to advertisers need to know about color in order to advertise in China?
    • Listen to music from the Qing Dynasty.
    • Watch a dance from the Qing Dynasty. What does it tell you about the people of that time?
  • Literature:

Approximate Time to Complete the Art Class:  

  • Introduction through guided drawing: 40 minutes
  • Finishing the drawing: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 65 minutes

 


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