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Contour Line Shoe Drawings by 3rd and 4th Graders

Take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.

This fun lesson is perfect to teach observational drawing with minimal supplies and easy set up.

1.  Take off a shoe.

2.  Observe the lines, shapes and contours of the shoe.

3.  Concentrate and draw all of the lines you see on the shoe.  Don’t forget the little details, such as shoelaces, the tongue and any patterns you see on the shoe.

*Optional Step*  Enlarge the shoe drawings on a photocopier.

4.  Now comes the really fun part!  Imagine that the shoe is a playground for miniature stick people.  Add tiny people on your shoe doing all sorts of activities… such as skating, skiing, climbing, sliding or running.

I got this lesson idea at a local art lesson idea exchange about 10 years ago.

Contour Line drawings

Detail of Contour Shoes
Stick people having a ton of fun!

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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