Cycle 2 Week 2- Geometric Bear

Fine Art for week two is Mirror Images.  The exercises this week are great for training students to pay attention to shapes and angles, while also practicing the skill of manipulating images in their head.  They will need to study the shapes and be able to flip them around in their mind’s eye before they draw them.  This can be tough to do!

As in the last post, this project is tied to the science for the week.  Students will be drawing a picture of a bear (most of which are omnivores, excluding polar bears and giant pandas).  Bringing in a picture book about bears could be fun for younger students.

Materials needed:


Print-outs of warm-up

Print-outs of bear image

Colored pencils, or markers

Whiteboard or other surface for tutor to draw on

Each lesson contains a warm-up for students, drawing guide for tutors, and lesson plan.  Along with mirror-images, the lesson also focuses on geometric shape.

The geometric bear design is inspired by this beautiful greeting card.  I love the simplicity of color and bold shapes!  It is a good idea to complete a drawing with strong designs to show students before you begin.

Below you will find lesson plans for each age group.

Ages 4-6

Click for the Geometric Bear Lesson Plan ages 4-6

Ages 7-9

Click for the Geometric Bear Lesson Plan ages 7-9

Ages 10-11

Click for the Geometric Bear Lesson Plan ages 10-11


I hope you and your students enjoy playing around with the shapes and patterns!  Feel free to pin on Pinterest and share with other tutors.  Please do not upload any part of this lesson to other websites.  For more information see the Terms of Use.