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Lise Farquhar

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ART: Action Figures

What is the trick to mastering drawing people? Practice. Watch the video for some tips, tricks and inspiration. There are 3 parts to this activity and it should take you around 1 hour to complete. Do it in parts, or all in one go. Save it as a draft draft so you can start and stop the activity. seesaw Part One A. Click add B. Using the pen drawing tools, draw an outline of all of the parts of the mannequin C. Go to Page 2 of the template and use the pen drawing tools to draw outlines of the mannequin inside the silhouette D. Save as a draft seesaw Part Two A. Take a photo of yourself or someone at home in action B. Go to Page 3 of the template and click photo then upload your action photo(s) and size them onto the squares. You can do the same photo twice or do two different photos. C. Use the pen drawing tools and trace the outline of the mannequin onto the person! Remember where you bend there is a joint. D. Click the check at the top right to save your drawing. When you're done, add a comment and let me know what you liked about this activity.

3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, Art, Science, Home Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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This activity can be modified or further developed to link to many areas of the curriculum besides Art. Here is the link to the original video source: https://youtu.be/rXWauwCy0Rc There is a template attached with 3 pages and the instruction to add a 4th. The 1st page is an overview of the Learning Outcome and a series of I Can statements students can use for self-assessment/reflection. The 2nd page has images of a wooden mannequin in different positions for students to outline using the drawing tools. The 3rd page has images of silhouettes in different positions for students to try transposing the wooden mannequin outlines onto. Following this activity, students will be directed to take pictures of themselves or someone else (with permission!) in action so they can learn to draw people in different positions by tracing them, then drawing them freehand.