Teaching the Bell Tetrahedral Kite (Art Focus)
Students create a realistic drawing of a bird flying, employing the drawing techniques of cross hatching and diverse line qualities to suggest feathered textures.
Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.
Art Criteria Met:
Uses a variety of techniques in observational drawing
Understands and demonstrates the use of line through direction, type and quality
Recognizes and uses spatial devices and concepts to create depth
Lesson Planning: Bell Tetra Kite Kit Lesson plan (PDF file)
Purchase Kite Kits: Bell Tetra Kite Kit (with paper pattern, spars, flying line & winder), per student
Materials You Supply: Scissors; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors; Scotch tape (clear, not “Magic”); water cup, per student
View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.