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Layered Structure Drawings

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a unique composition inspired by a historical buildings or monuments. They will draw their buildings on transparency sheets and attach the sheet to a watercolor wash.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will study the history of architecture by analyzing historical buildings and monuments throughout time.

Students will select historical buildings or monuments that inspire them and explain why.

Students will create a unique artwork based on the selected buildings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show a variety of famous buildings throughout time.
  • Facilitate a discussion on the impact of architecture design on society and community.
  • Teach how to draw the contour lines of buildings with graphite pencils or drawing pens.
  • Demonstrate the watercolor wash technique.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr1.2

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

1 hour

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

9 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” drawing paper
  • Graphite pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
  • Drawing pens (various sizes)
  • 8 ½” x 11” transparency sheets
  • Transparent tape
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paintbrushes & water cup

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr1.2

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Review Architectural Structures

Review and discuss different architectural structures.

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Instructional Materials

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Watercolor Techniques

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Survey of Architectural Structures

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Clear Tape Image Transfer

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Reflection

Artmaking Process Reflection

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