Albrecht Durer

Drawing Description with Charcoal

Early 16th century German engraver and print maker during the Northern Renaissance. He was a master of detail.

OBJECTIVE: Using charcoal drawing to translate a word definition of an animal into a visual representation. During the Power point the children will take a moment to write the description without giving the name. These will be redistributed to another child, who will use it to create a detailed drawing. Each Child will be given their charcoal at the end of class, the tools will remain with the Box, the newsprint comes from the Union Bulletin.

Existing Books in library:
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
Here’s Looking At Me: How Artists See Themselves by Rob Raczka

Classroom Lesson Materials



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