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Degas Dancer Art Lesson



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This Degas Dancer Art Lesson was inspired by Edgar Degas’s ballet dancers plus Laurence Anholt’s book, Degas and the Little Dancer. Using a directed drawing plus observation techniques, children draw a simple dancer and use chalk pastels and black tempera paint to imitate Degas’s work.

Curious how this lesson appeals to boys? Read more on my Degas Dancers Post

This packet is great for grade levels: 2-4
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Ballerina art project

The 11-page digital art lesson includes the following:

  • Introduction on artist Edgar Degas
  • Preview of Laurence Anholt’s book, Degas and the Little Dancer
  • 2 drawing idea sheets (How to Draw a Simple Dancer and Ballerina Poses)
  • Full-color photo-tutorials
  • Student work and gallery
  • List of learning objectives
  • List with links for art supplies

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I like to print out my lesson plans and place in a lesson plan book, but if you are watchful of your ink supply, you may just want to print just the handouts. I’ve designed them in black and white so you can photocopy them easily and cheaply.


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