How to Teach Negative Space – Drawing Scissors


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Learning how to teach negative space is an essential skill for an art teacher and these worksheets make this tricky task a little bit easier.  Students often struggle with this concept but with the ‘good example’ included in this download really helps.  This download includes:

  • 3 differentiated ‘Negative Space’ worksheets.  One includes two pairs of scissors, the next 3 and the final one 4 which makes the number of negative shapes to draw increase.
  • A good example to show students so they can visually see that only the shapes between the scissors has been drawn.  Sometimes seeing is believing!
  • An optional extension task of drawing the scissors and using their knowledge of negative space to get the scissors in place.

There are 5 pages in this download, all of which are pictured above.  It’s an ideal package to teach negative space.  There are more negative space resources on The Arty Teacher.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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Sarah Crowther – The Arty Teacher

I set up The Arty Teacher because I have a passion for my subject that I want to share with other art teachers around the world.

I have been a high school art teacher for over 20 years, so I understand what it’s like to be in front of a class of students, often with very different abilities and attitudes.

I wanted to develop resources that would help teachers to bring out the best in every student in every class. I also wanted to free-up staff from time-consuming lesson preparation to let them focus instead on delivering exciting, motivating, dynamic lessons, supported by excellent resources.

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