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Branches to the Sky

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create an artwork that gives the perspective of a tree interacting with the sky. Students will make decisions with paint techniques, colors, and composition.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will plan a mixed media artwork based on criteria set out by the teacher.

Students will practice the use of line, color, and value in an artwork.

Students will use a variety of materials in their work.

Students will engage in and discuss work in a mid-point critique.

Teaching Strategies

  • Share criteria for the artwork.
  • Show various techniques students might use.
  • Demonstrate tips for drawing and painting trees.
  • Lead a mid-point critique discussion.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Mixed media paper or canvas
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Acrylic or watercolor paint
  • Metallic paint or gold leaf
  • Permanent black marker or India ink
  • Paintbrushes, water cup, & palette

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIa

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Steps

Plan & Sketch

Plan composition for the artwork. Sketch the initial idea.

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Instructional Materials

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