Cycle 2 Week 1- Rainforest Drawings

The first week of CC is almost here.  Woo hoo! (Or maybe, “Aagghhhh!”)  Here is a drawing lesson that incorporates some science from week one along with the OiLs drawing techniques.  Below you will find three separate lessons (one for each age group) but all with the same theme.  The age group is a suggestion, so use the lesson that you feel is best for your class.


Materials needed:

1 piece of construction paper (2 for the Frog lesson)

Pencils

Drawing paper

Printout of OiLs worksheet for each student

Colored pencils, or markers

Whiteboard or other surface for tutor to draw on


You will need to cut a Monstera Deliciosa (also called a swiss cheese plant) leaf out of the construction paper.  Keep it simple for younger students, and a bit more challenging for older ones.  Examples of the leaf cut-outs I made can be seen below as you scroll through each lesson.  You can cut your own free-form leaves, or use these Leaves as a template.  Note: Due to margins, the leaf template edges will not reach the edge of an 8.5×11 paper.  Just draw your rectangle on the board smaller so that the edges of the leaf do touch in some places.

Each lesson contains a worksheet for students, a drawing guide for tutors, lesson plan, and visual examples of rainforest wildlife to inspire the student’s creativity.  Along with learning about OiLs, the lessons also focus on organic shape.

Here we go!

Rainforest Beetles Ages 4-6

To begin, my whiteboard looks like this

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I cut the leaf out of a 9×12 piece of construction paper.  The leaf is large enough that it fills most of an 8.5 x 11 piece of printer paper, touching the edges in some places.  I set a piece of printer paper on my white board and traced around it twice to get two rectangles.

Click for the Rainforest Beetle Lesson.

Rainforest Gecko Ages 7-9

My whiteboard looks like this

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As before, I cut the leaf out of a 9×12 piece of construction paper.  The leaf is large enough that it fills most of an 8.5 x 11 piece of printer paper, touching the edges in some places.  I set a piece of printer paper on my white board and traced around it twice to get two rectangles.

Click for the Rainforest Gecko Lesson.

*Excuse the part where I say a gecko is an amphibian.  It is a reptile!

Rainforest Frog Lesson Ages 10-11

My whiteboard looks like this

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I set a piece of printer paper on my white board and traced around it twice to get two rectangles.  Cut the leaves and place them so that they touch the sides of the frame in some places.

Click for the Rainforest Frog Lesson Plan.

 

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