About ‘Anthropomorphic Animals’:
“The owl represents learning, and the math in the background represents the tough time I’ve been having with math recently.”
-Vivi, 5th grade
THIS PROJECT IS SPLIT OVER THREE DAYS.
In this unit, student artists learn about anthropomorphic animals, and look at examples of them through art, literature, and pop culture. They choose an animal, draw it realistically from photographs, and then use the background to show what human traits the animal has come to represent.
This project is best suited for older kids (3rd grade +), but can be done by younger kids with assistance from an adult.
A note that the Doodles Academy curriculum encourages a growth mindset by focusing on process over product: projects are designed to allow students to tell their own stories and individualize art projects. This creates a more engaging and more challenging environment where students learn to solve their own problems rather than copying a model.
A typical day in the project:
Students watch a video giving them context and demonstrations.
Students receive instructions and work on their art independently.
-Guardians will receive emails detailing concepts they can discuss with their children.
-After the final lesson, students will submit a photo of their artwork and an artist statement.