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Line and Shapes of Unity

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will identify geometric and organic shapes, negative space, and unity to create an abstract work of art. Students will create an artwork using oil pastels inspired by abstract artist Reggie Laurent’s work.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will view, discuss, and understand what non-objective abstract art is.

Students will discuss artist Reggie Laurent's artwork, his artmaking process and develop their own ideas and artwork.

Students will identify and use vocabulary terms such as organic shapes, negative space, and unity.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion and explanation on non-objective art with students.
  • Discuss and encourage student opinions and views on the work and how they feel when they look at it.
  • Model the drawing of organic lines as well as organic and geometric shapes.
  • Introduce the work of artist Reggie Laurent

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Black paper, 9” x 12”
  • Oil pastels
  • Examples/reproductions of Reggie Laurent’s abstract artwork

National Standards


Create

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Steps

Draw Organic Line

Create a wavy organic line from one end of the paper to the other to separate the paper.

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Instructional Materials

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What Is Unity?

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Types Of Line

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Organic Vs Geometric Shapes

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Thinking About Process

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Formative

Got It!

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A Line is a Dot on a Walk

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