Creating Contour Drawings and Frames
Grades 3-5 | Created by Marianne Aalbue December 1, 2009
In The Secret World of Walter Anderson, it’s evident that the artist’s passion for nature was the inspiration for much of his work. His drawings and watercolors of animal
and plant life invite viewers to closely observe and appreciate nature. In these lessons students will create an observation drawing incorporating natural forms, then design
a border to frame their work. The border design will be crafted using student-created motifs that symbolize natural forms that they would like to see people appreciate,
enjoy, and protect.