Sunday, May 1, 2016

Printable how to draw an hourglass worksheet and lesson

This free printable how to draw an hourglass worksheet is a project that looks simple at first, but because it requires attention to symmetry it is a good practice project for the young artist. It is a subject that can be part of a still life or a scene from a historical setting.

Homeschool families, teachers, and parents will be able to use this in many ways.
  • It can be an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • It can be part of a homeschool program.
  • It can be a art lesson handout.
  • It can be a take-home project.
  • It can be a stand-alone lesson, 
  • It can be part of an after school art club.
  • It can be a lesson filler or part of a sub's art lesson plans.
  • It can be given out as a take home activity.
To learn how to draw takes practice and some time. If your drawings do not turn out the way you wanted do not give up.  A real artist is harder on himself than anybody else. Frustration shows there is talent but skill is a matter of practice and development. So, draw every day to develop your skill. Return to my blog often and try some other projects. I am always adding new ones and I am sure you will find some you like.

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To print the drawing worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems see the HOW TO PRINT TAB above or try one of the modified links below that have been formatted to print better.

Printable How to Draw An Hourglass Worksheet

Here are two links that have been modified to print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in  photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format.

Draw lightly at first so you can erase later.
Start with a rectangle shape. Add a guideline down the center to help keep things even. Draw an X from the corners through the center, this will be another guideline.

Draw an oval for the top and the bottom. Use the corners of the rectangle to help keep the oval from being lopsided.
Draw a half circles, one for the top and another for the bottom of the glass. It may help if you find a jar lid to trace around, Do not be afraid to use tools like rulers and tracing around circles every artist uses tools.

Draw four guidelines for the spindles on the sides. Use a circle in the center with an oval above and below each circle to form the shape of the spindles, then go around them to give smooth flowing lines.

Draw the shiny spots on the glass. Go around the half circles and connect them with curving lines.
The sand in the bottom looks like a triangle. The sand in the top is a "U" shape.
Add details like edges to the top and bottom.

Use shading to the give the effect of roundness and depth. The far spindles are darker since they are in the shadow.
Take your time to add texture to the sand and long lines for the wood on the top.
Add a background like a table top.

(c) Adron 5/1/16
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