Course Description


Unit 11 - Fiber Arts


Elements of Art: line, shape, color, texture, space

Principles of Design: variety, balance, unity


Example of Finished Artwork:


Content Objective: 

We will learn about perspective drawing and how to use vanishing points to create a unique background. We will learn the needle felting technique of fiber art.  

I will create a perspective wool painting using the needle felting technique. I will have foreground, middle ground & background in my piece and use 2 vanishing points.



Language Objective: 

Listening: Demonstrate how to draw a perspective drawing using a 2 vanishing points

Learning Strategies: Learn how to make a wool painting using the needle felting technique

Speaking: Students will speak to each other about perspective and how to create their wool painting using a variety of wools and textures.


Direct Instruction/Lesson Presentation: 

Day 1 – 2 

Watch video on needle felting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd6EwwTjPFU

Teach students about perspective and vanishing points. Show examples. 

Demonstrate how to create a simple perspective drawing using 2 vanishing points. 

Remind students to keep it simple but creative. 

The design needs to be unique and have an interesting composition.

Have students create 2 different perspective drawings using 2 vanishing points, select best composition.

Have students label the background (the negative space)


Day 2 – 6 

Demonstrate how to begin by transferring their best composition onto a felt background.

Demonstrate how to get started on the BACKGROUND ONLY.

Allow students to begin working.

Remind students to not waste the wool. LESS IS MORE. do not throw anything away.

Remind students to not leave any empty space. Overlap as needed

Students have 5 days to complete background. 

Day 7 – 8 

Talk about emphasis for the middle ground and foreground. Have students plan their middle ground and apply using a textured piece of wool. 

Day 9 – 11

Once complete, have students plan what their foreground image is (it can be an animal, an object or a pattern) demonstrate how to add a (foreground) textured area of emphasis. Apply. Due on Day 11.



Scripted Questions: 

What forms of art are considered textiles?

What are the different methods/techniques?

Why do artists create textiles?

How has the form and function of textiles among different cultures changed over time?


Art Vocabulary: 
Fiber Art:  texture, batik, surface design, weaving, loom, warp, weft, stitching, applique, quilt, craft, folk art, cultural, fiber


Assessment of learning (formative/summative):
The students learned about perspective drawings and vanishing points. The students created a wool painting using the needle felting technique with foreground, middle ground and background space.


Lesson Materials: 

Planning worksheet, pencil, sharpie marker, 1 4x6 piece of white felt per student, 1 foam base per student, one needle felting needle, variety of colors of wool and textured yarns