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Chalk Patterns

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will illustrate how art influences perception and understanding of human experiences through line and pattern pastel drawings. They will reflect on moments and moods conveyed in a book of their choice through their drawing in the style of Emilia Van Nest Markovich.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will discover the art of Emilia Van Nest Markovich and her pattern drawings.

Students will identify how images can influence ideas and feelings and reflect human experience.

Students will select a novel in which they want to represent with pattern and color.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Prepare a presentation on the art of Emilia Van Nest Markovich
  • Describe and demonstrate how images can influence ideas, feelings, and reflect human experience.
  • Discuss how a novel or story can be represented visually with color or pattern.
  • Demonstrate how to arrange elements in a unifying composition.

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National Standards


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Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

25 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 10 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Chalk pastels
  • Eraser
  • Blending stump or cotton swab
  • Drawing paper
  • Patterned paper, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper etc.
  • Glue stick, artist tape, & scissors
  • Ruler or flat edge & spray fixative
  • Book of choice

National Standards


Create

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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

Select a Novel

Take notes on pinnacle moments and characters in a novel of choice. Consider the mood and setting of the book and how that can be interpreted with patterns.

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Instructional Materials

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The Emotion of Color

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Chalk Pastel Techniques

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Chalk Pastel Tools

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Visual Elements of a Story

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Artist Bio

Emilia Van Nest Markovich

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Worksheet

Story Reflection Guide

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Reflection

Artmaking Process Reflection

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