Art Lessons for Upper Elementary and Junior High by Hayes School Publishing Co – H-AB830R

Art Lessons for Grades 4-8


Drawing skills can be developed by looking at and drawing photographs. The shadows are already established. It is easy to see the darks and lights.


  1. Find a magazine face that is fairly large (at least 4 or 5 inches).
  2. Cut the face in half.
  3. Paste one half of the face onto a piece of white drawing paper.
  4. Use a regular pencil to lightly draw the missing half of the face.
  5. Use colored pencils to color your drawing.
  6. Use some of the techniques illustrated below to experiment with colored pencil techniques.

Discipline: Drawing
Materials: 9” X 12” white drawing paper and colored pencils

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity


This lesson will increase your drawing and observation skills. It will also give you the opportunity to draw an object from several points of view.


  1. Fold a piece of white drawing paper into four sections.
  2. In each section you will draw a shoe from a different angle.
  3. Work lightly until you have the correct form.
  4. Try to fill each rectangle with the shoe drawing so that each section has an interesting composition.
  5. When you are satisfied with each light sketch, you may darken and vary the lines.
  6. You may add volume and depth to the drawings using some of the shading techniques that are illustrated below.

Discipline: Drawing
Materials: Pencil, white drawing paper

Table of Contents

Half Faces – 2
Rendering Shoes – 3
Collage Cube – 4
Self-Portrait Mosaic – 5
Wall Relief Sculpture – 6
Oil Chalk and Watercolor Design – 7
Blind Contour Drawing – 8
Mexican Animal Sculpture – 9
The Clown – 10
Yuma Indian Dolls – 11
Symbolic Mobile – 12
Abstract Faces – 13
3-D Monster Faces – 14
Advertising Poster – 15
Pastel Landscapes – 16
Recycled Man Sculpture – 17
Overlapping Objects in Pencil – 18
Fruit With Volume – 19
Feather Painting – 20
Sculpted Face – 21
Shadowed Portrait – 22
Printing Fabric – 23
Pointillism – 24
Water Color Reflections – 25

Sequential Form Design – 26
Fashion Statement – 27
Fish Mono Prints – 28
Mardi Gras Drawing – 29
Cut Paper Flag Design – 30
Sandpaper Crayon Prints and Watercolors – 31
Line Designs – 32
Painted Chair – 33
Vertical Line Design – 34
Nature Prints – 35
Stand-Up Paper Sculpture – 36
Expressive Painting – 37
Anatomical Yarn Sculpture – 38
Book Design – 39
Silhouette Figures in Action – 40
Rainforest Design – 41
Newspaper Value Collage – 42
Seminole Indian Patterns – 43
Typography Design – 44
Storm at Sea – 45
Geometric Cardboard Sculpture – 46
Create a Cartoon – 47
Cardboard City Prints – 48


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