We're getting ready for the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race to come to our town. What a fabulous, exciting event!! Have you seen it on t.v.? These were made to go in storefront windows in downtown Paso Robles where Stage 5 of the race will be finishing on May 19th.
Made by Joel is one of my favorite blogs. He's so clever and his art is so fresh. I turned to his "bicycle art" to inspire this lesson. We talked about composition and minimalism before doing our own versions.
I gave the students a circle template for the wheels, then I helped them draw a bicycle with a directed drawing lesson. (I let the students embellish or redesign their bike drawings, as they wanted.) The students also liked "signing" their art with their initials in a similar style to Joel Henriques artist signature.
Here are the steps for drawing a simple bike:
Coming soon will be another version of bicycle art using construction paper and glue!