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Cross Section Drawings

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use composition and spot color to create emphasis on cross section drawings of food. They will select areas to cut out and attach colored pencil drawings on colored paper.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will use multiple approaches to create emphasis as they draw.

Students will use various colored papers to enhance emphasis in drawing.

Students will practice color balance in their drawings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate how to create emphasis through composition and value.
  • Teach how to design drawings that balance color and create emphasis through grayscale work and value.
  • Show how to cut away sections of a drawing to create a balanced composition.
  • Provide a selection of food for reference and demonstrate intentional and artistic placement.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

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

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 12" x 18" white drawing paper
  • 12" x 18" newsprint
  • Colored paper
  • Drawing pencils, colored pencils, & eraser
  • Variety of food items
  • Kitchen knife or X-ACTO knife
  • Masking tape
  • Picture-taking device

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

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

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Steps

Sketch Thumbnails

Discuss elements of successful composition and emphasis. Select food items. Create thumbnail sketches, identifying areas where colored paper will be used for emphasis. Consider how positive and negative spaces are used to create composition.

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What is Composition?

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Types of Composition

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Creating Value

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Value Scale Practice

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Learning Goals Self Assessment Rubric

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