Abstract Art Drawing Scoot




If you’ve never tried a “SCOOT” lesson before, you are in for some fun!

This gets your students up and moving, which is proven to be good for learning.

Students will “scoot” to 5 different locations to complete an abstract drawing. At each station, they will add a different element to their drawing. Then they will take a texture and pattern card to add a texture and pattern to their drawing. Of course, there are several variations you can try.

The splendid thing about this lesson is that every student’s art will look different! You can have up to 30 locations (one for every student) so each student will travel to 5 different drawing locations and see 5 different elements. Students will travel in numeric order starting with the number on the drawing card at their own seat. I actually tried out all 30 variations as I was selecting elements and arranging the order to make sure that all combinations would be interesting.

The elements that the students add to their picture are based on the “5 elements of shape” taught by Mona Brooks in her book, Drawing with Children. So if you’ve introduced your students to the 5 elements of shape, this is a superb follow-up activity. It gives your students a chance to try using the 5 elements of shape in a non-threatening way. Even if you are not familiar with the book, the elements of circle, dots, curved line, angled lines, and straight lines are simple and easy to draw. No explanation about them is necessary, it’s just a bonus if you are trying to teach them already.

Your students will:

  • Create an abstract drawing using the 5 elements of shape.
  • Add texture to their artwork.
  • Add pattern to their artwork.
  • Finish the artwork with color media.

What you get:

  • Teacher Instructions – 3 pages
  • Scoot Rules – 1 page
  • Numbered Drawing Cards (30) – 8 pages
  • Texture Cards (30) – 3 pages
  • Pattern Cards (30) – 3 pages

A total of 18 pages

The texture and pattern cards art great for reference for other projects as well!

This would make an easy art sub lesson … but then you would miss all the fun!


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