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Animal Stories

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a visual story about a chosen animal using line, shape, and the animal’s texture in creative ways. They will explore the animal independently as they experiment with media and techniques of their choice.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will research and explore animals’ behaviors, environments, and traits.

Students will create a visual story about a an animal using line, shape, and the animal’s texture in creative ways.

Students will illustrate an animal in a creative habitat.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show various techniques used to draw an animal and environments.
  • Demonstrate contour drawings and creative ways to add detailed textures.
  • Discuss mixed media methodologies to encourage students to explore and experiment.
  • Demonstrate matting and mounting artwork.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

9 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Device for research
  • Internet connection
  • Mixed media: paint, ink, markers, pencils, charcoal, etc.
  • Primary/underlying substrate material: wood, canvas, etc.
  • Matting & mounting supplies
  • Paintbrush & water cup
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Optional: visual journals

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Steps

Choose an Animal

Choose a favorite animal. Research and explore the animal’s behaviors, environment, and traits.

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Instructional Materials

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The Elements of Art

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Artist Statement Flow Chart

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Animal Fur Textures

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Summative

Create Reflection Rubric

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