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Draw a Pirate Ship and Create an Ocean Collage

Draw a Pirate Ship and Create an Ocean Collage

Students will draw a pirate ship from a model and then create an ocean scene using torn or cut out pieces of paper.

Class layout:
1. We will begin by going over basic geometric shapes and drawing them for our warm up exercise.
2. We will then talk about how all objects are created with shapes.
3. Next, we will look at a ship model and talk about the shapes they see.
4. I will then walk them through drawing the shapes in order to create the ship.
5. We will talk about the horizon line.
6. We will talk about collage.
7. We will cut construction paper to fill in our pirate ships and create our ocean collage.

Colors and background will be up to each learner. This is where their individual creativity is encouraged.

The class will be fun and learners should feel free to ask questions and make comments about the process.

Some knowledge of geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles will help but is not necessary.

Benefits of art activity

  1. Students will review geometric shapes and learn new ones they might not know.
  2. Students will practice making geometric shapes.
  3. Students will use fine-motor skills to draw, cut or tear, and glue.
  4. Students will practice drawing what they see instead of what they think something should look like.
  5. Students will learn how shapes create objects.
  6. Students will learn how to use cut out or torn shapes to create a collage.


This class meets once.
Ages 5-8
Cost $10
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