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Lesson Plans

Inspire Creativity with Derwent Lesson Plans 

We recognize that one of your primary goals as an educator is to inspire artistic growth in young artists. To support art instruction in your classroom, we have curated engaging and informative art lesson plans just for you.

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Bouquet of Bookmarks

Create delightful, handcrafted bookmarks while learning a variety of wash techniques using Derwent Inktense pencils.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Pencils

Grade Level: 7-12

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Drawing Sculptures

Students will work with Derwent Graphitint to refine their use of values and shading by drawing monochromatic sculptures from either a photo or real-life sculpture.

Derwent Spotlight: Graphitint Pencils

Grade Level: 5-12

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Faux Batik

Explore the beauty of batik fabric without the mess of dyes or the danger of hot wax. Simply trace a design onto fabric with glue and add vibrant permanent colour with Derwent Inktense blocks.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Blocks

Grade Level: 5-12

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Miniature Bottle Cap Paintings 

Transform an ordinary bottle cap into a beautiful piece of art that can be used as a magnet, pin, picture frame, or even jewelry.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Pencils

Grade Level: 3-12

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Making Fossils

Bring the natural world into the classroom! Create the look of textured stone fossils with Derwent Graphitint, a unique blend of watersoluble graphite with a hint of colour for dramatic tonal work.

Derwent Spotlight: Graphitint Pencils

Grade Level: 3-12

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New England Seaside

Capture the muted beauty of the New England coast with Derwent Graphitint. The unique formulation of watercolour pencil pigments and graphite is the perfect tool to explore a variety of techniques such as wash, layering, and texturing.

Derwent Spotlight: Graphitint Pencils

Grade Level: 9-12

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Stamp Art 

Discover the art of block printing with this introduction to creating custom carved stamps. The vibrant colours of Derwent Inktense blocks make beautiful print cards, posters, or invitations.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Blocks

Grade Level: 9-12

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Neurographic Art

Students will be introduced to a meditative approach to art through the work of Russian psychologist Pavel Piskarev, transforming stress into imaginative masterpieces.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Blocks

Grade Level: 5-12

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Texture Everywhere

Texture is all around us. Gain awareness of patterns and textures in the everyday by learning to transfer pattern to paper by rubbing with a colour medium.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Blocks

Grade Level: 3-12

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Bird in Graphitint

Explore values and textures found in nature by painting with watersoluble Derwent Graphitint, a wonderful way to practice the transition from graphite drawing to painting.

Derwent Spotlight: Graphitint Pencils

Grade Level: 9-12

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Grisaille Still Life

Gain a better understanding of values and colour by using greyscale or “Grisaille” to produce a realistic still life drawing.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Pencils

Grade Level: 9-12

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Irresistible Inktense Fishbowl

Inspire creativity with these charming fishbowl drawings which use white crayon to play with wax resist.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Pencils

Grade Level: 9-12

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Watch Modern Art Music Poster 

This fun, energetic lesson brings music into the classroom! Use the Derwent Line and Wash Paint Pan Set to practice contour and overlay techniques, creating artistic music posters.

Derwent Spotlight: Line and Wash Paint Pan Set

Grade Level: 6-12

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Dream a Little Dreamy Landscape 

Create a dreamy, painterly landscape using Derwent Inktense blocks to experiment with blending and layering techniques.

Derwent Spotlight: XL Graphite Blocks

Grade Level: 6-12

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Vibrant Still Life 

Art does not always require a varied colour palette to be vibrant. Discover how to draw a monochromatic still life that is rich in colour and texture.

Derwent Spotlight: Inktense Pencils

Grade Level: 7-12

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Shadow Play with Matisse Cutouts 

Inspired by famous artist Henri Matisse, experiment with light, shadows, and cutouts to create beautiful paintings using vibrant Derwent Inktense and muted colour paints to wash over permanent linework.

Derwent Spotlight: Line and Wash Paint Pan Set

Grade Level: 3-12

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