In this lesson, we are going to study rabbits—a precious subject in art. Using the elements of art, line and shape, we’ll define the structure of rabbits, but most important in this lesson, we’ll cover texture, another element of art. First, we’ll look at paintings by master artists and learn how they interpreted rabbits in nature. Then we’ll use the elements of art to create our own pictures. In Project 1, we’ll draw rabbits in a garden using lines, shapes and texture to create a lovely composition. In Project 2, we’ll continue using lines and shapes to draw cartoon rabbits wearing jackets.

Element of Art:
Line
Shape
Texture

Art Appreciation:
Albrecht Dürer
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Technique:
Shading
Color Blending
Cartooning

Have artwork of your own to share from this lesson?

It’s simple to share! Take a picture, upload it to a photo sharing site (like Flickr), then post a link in the comments below.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!