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Moodscapes

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore how the use of line and color help to create mood by creating two artist trading-card (ATC) sized landscapes using curved and angular lines. They will utilize cool- and warm-colored marker washes to further emphasize mood in their artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create two artist trading-card sized landscape drawings.

Students will experiment with curved and angular lines to convey mood.

Students will utilize warm and cool colors to further emphasize mood (one calm, one uneasy) in their artwork.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion comparing and contrasting various landscapes.
  • Demonstrate the steps to drawing different landscapes.
  • Discuss how angular vs. curved lines and cool vs. warm colors affect mood in artwork.
  • Demonstrate how to create a bleed by using water with water-based markers.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9" x 12" watercolor paper
  • 2.5" x 3.5" ATC tracers
  • Extra fine permanent markers
  • Water-based markers
  • Water cup
  • Watercolor paintbrushes
  • Artwork prints that show use of color and line to convey mood

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

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Steps

Trace Cards

Trace 2.5" x 3.5" artist trading cards on a sheet of 9" x 12" watercolor paper.

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Instructional Materials

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Parts of a Landscape

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The Emotion of Color

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The Emotion of Line

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Reflection

Artist Statement Checklist

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