How do You Hide an Animal in Art Class?

How do you hide an animal in a grade 2 class? With camouflage of course and a little help from tracing paper! Grade 2 students were doing a UOI on adaptation which I thought connects perfectly to art because there … Continue reading

Jacob Hashimoto Inspired Installation in Grade One

  There are lessons and then there are LESSONS! This one has to be one of my top lessons EVER in the span of 20+ years of teaching children art. This says a lot and I put it right up … Continue reading

How to Draw a Realistic Eye

My students have always found drawing realistic eyes a challenge. I’ve seen it all from circles, dots, cat eyes, simple lines, to no eyes all! Teaching kids how to draw an eye, is an important lesson not only in observation but patience too.

With technology and YouTube so readily available to us, we have at our fingertips tutorials and lessons ready to inspire and teach. Check out this video and be sure to use it next time in class as part of your lesson. Definitely show the younger one to to inspire them with the possibility of what they can do.

Try This!

Why not get your students to create their own video tutorials as part of their authentic assessment piece?


How do you teach your students how to draw eyes? Please share what works for you in the comments below.


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