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City Lights in Oil Pastel

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a cityscape while practicing oil pastel blending techniques. Students will use places that have significance to them as inspiration.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn and practice blending oil pastels.

Students will choose multiple colors to make the background a colorful sky.

Students will design a cityscape based on places of interest or experience.

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Teaching Strategies

  • demonstrate how to blend different colors of oil pastels.
  • review how primary colors mix to make secondary and intermediate colors.
  • lead a discussion on places that have significance to students and what kinds of buildings or objects they observed.
  • demonstrate how to use black oil pastels (or black paper) to create a cityscape.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

VA:Cr2.2.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance.

VA:Cr2.3.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper (medium to heavyweight)
  • Oil pastels
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes or damp rags
  • Baby oil
  • black construction paper-option instead of black oil pastel

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

VA:Cr2.2.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance.

VA:Cr2.3.5a

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Steps

Practice Blending

Draw different colors of oil pastels next to one another. Practice methods of blending oil pastels.

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Expanded Color Wheel

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Using Oil Pastels

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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