DRAWINGS FOR THE EARTH with Jessica Houston

What do we want to tell the earth, the plants, the trees, the animals? If you ever wished you could speak to the
elements or share your appreciation for our beautiful planet, this workshop will open up drawing as a way to
convey your message. This workshop explores the use of drawing to create, communicate, and appreciate.
Artist Jessica Houston leads students through different drawing exercises exploring the principles of line
quality, value, and mark making to make drawings for the earth. Final outcomes can take the form of a set of
drawings that are placed in a time capsule to be buried in the earth and opened in the future, a series of digital
drawings that are featured online, or a class collaboration that is made into a book.

Themes: Other than Arts, the workshop incorporates elements of STEAM.

Materials: Paper, pencil, eraser. Optional: container for time capsule.

Grade Levels: Kindergarten, Elementary Cycle 1, 2, 3

Artist Profile: Jessica Houston


Drawings for the Earth

Grade Levels & Discipline