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Sample First Day Lesson Plan

ILL 120 Clothed Figure Drawing

Session: 1
Topic(s): Drawing the Torso

Student Learning Outcomes: (What exactly will students be able to do by the end of the lesson?)

1. Demonstrate how the torso stretches and compresses in a variety of poses
2. Draw movement of the torso

Building Blocks Time What are the teacher AND students doing? Materials needed
MOTIVATE/INFORM 12:00–12:15

Welcome. Attendance on LMS (add any students not on roster and get ID #s)

Students fill out first day questionnaires as arrive.

Intros—students introduce themselves to a partner, then introduce partner to class

Go over agenda (on board)

1st day questionnaires

MOTIVATE/INFORM

 

CHECK-IN

12:15–12:25

Lecture: Course overview
Show clothed figure drawings similar to what students will create 
Key parts of the syllabus: Course Learning Outcomes, big projects, grading policy, supplies
Expectations: meet deadlines, come to all classes, be on time, learn a lot!


Students questions?

Example drawings

syllabus

MOTIVATE/INFORM 12:25–12:35

Lecture: Flexibility of the torso - stretch & compression

  • Ask students to get into various poses to experience stretch & compression
  • Show drawings that illustrate torso movement
Drawings
PRACTICE/ CHECK IN 12:35–12:45

Practice: Students identify stretch/compression in drawings

Walk around, check to see if they're getting it
 

more drawings
INFORM 12:45–12:55

Demo 1: Drawing the torso -  key aspects to notice

  • Masses of torso
Demo supplies
PRACTICE/ CHECK IN 12:55–1:20

Practice: Students draw basic masses of torso - based on model's pose

Walk around, coach students individually

 
  1:20–1:30 BREAK  
INFORM 1:30–1:40 Demo 2: Drawing movement of the torso - based on model's pose (different position)  
PRACTICE/ CHECK IN 1:40–2: 25

Practice: Students practice drawing movement of torso

Walk around, coach students individually

 

APPLY

CHECK IN

2:25–2:50 Assignment: Instructions (on board)
  • Check understanding: How many sketches due? In pen or pencil? 
  • Answer any questions.
  • Students start homework to be sure they’re on track