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Mindful Breaths

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will focus on mindful breathing while embracing vulnerability. Students will experiment with a variety of mark-making tools to create a personally satisfying watercolor-resistant work of art. Students will interpret the mood of artworks based on lines, shapes, and forms.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will identify how mistakes present opportunities in artmaking.

Students will engage in a mindfulness exercise to embrace vulnerability.

Students will utilize a variety of artistic processes and materials to create personally satisfying works of art.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read students a book that focuses on the idea of embracing mistakes.
  • Facilitate a discussion about vulnerability and embracing mistakes in artmaking and in everyday life.
  • Guide students through a drawing and breathing exercise.
  • Demonstrate watercolor resist techniques and strategies for experimentation using a variety of materials.

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National Standards


Create

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • A book about mistakes and vulnerability (see suggested list)
  • Cardstock or watercolor paper and decorative scraps
  • Watercolors, brushes, and cup
  • Crayons and oil pastels
  • Adhesives: glues and tapes
  • Drawing media: markers and colored pencils
  • Scissors

National Standards


Create

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

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Steps

Learn About Embracing Mistakes

Read a book about the benefits of embracing mistakes. Discuss the mistakes, experiments, and solutions used by the characters in the book. Discuss vulnerability and embracing mistakes in artmaking and in everyday life.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Mindful Breaths Line Drawing

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Lists

Embracing Mistakes Books List

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Anchor Chart

The Emotion of Color

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Assessment

Mindful Mistakes Critique Guide

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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