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Bugs on the Picnic Blanket!

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the use of pattern, line, and color schemes by designing a drawing of a picnic blanket being invaded by insects. They will use colored pencils to color in their artworks and enhance them by adding shadows and demonstrating color blending techniques.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will use lines and patterns to add designs to their projects to clearly communicate a picnic theme.

Students will emphasize the element of color through the use of analogous and complementary color schemes.

Students will create art using methods of zooming-in, cropping, and color blending.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to the use of patterns and color theory, including analogous and complementary color schemes.
  • Teach colored pencil blending techniques and how to create shadows.
  • Guide students in brainstorming their picnic scenes: the blanket pattern, colors, and types of invading insects.

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National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 15 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 12” x 18” sheets of white drawing paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Drawing pencils
  • Black inking pens

National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Steps

Draw the Pattern

Draw a pattern lightly with a pencil covering the white drawing paper.

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Instructional Materials

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Picnic Patterns

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Invading Insect Inspiration

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Colored Pencil Techniques

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Reflection

3 2 1 Self Reflection

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