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Moonlight and Starry Nights

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about figure-ground relationships while using van Gogh’s Starry Night as a reference for creating a high-contrast skyline silhouette. They will use crayon resist and the phases of the moon in their sky.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will speculate about the process used in Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

Students will use a variety of processes and materials to create art with a foreground, middle ground, and background.

Students will incorporate movement and emphasis using color and shape.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Guide students as they speculate about the process used in van Gogh’s Starry Night.
  • Facilitate a discussion about how foreground, middle ground, and background are used in artwork.
  • Highlight the use of the element of emphasis in artwork.
  • Demonstrate the crayon-resist technique and cutting paper to create silhouetted buildings.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Investigate: Experiment with studio skills, techniques, materials, tools and elements and principles of art and design through practice.

A.A.Cr.4.i

Plan: Brainstorm, discuss, and sketch ideas to solve an art problem.

A.A.Cr.5.i

Make: Utilize more complex media to express an idea and expand knowledge of tools and techniques, with attention to craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.6.i

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Construction paper crayons
  • Scissors, paper towels, & glue
  • Blue or black tempera paint & paintbrushes
  • Water cup
  • Fluorescent construction paper
  • Black and gray construction paper
  • Reference of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Investigate: Experiment with studio skills, techniques, materials, tools and elements and principles of art and design through practice.

A.A.Cr.4.i

Plan: Brainstorm, discuss, and sketch ideas to solve an art problem.

A.A.Cr.5.i

Make: Utilize more complex media to express an idea and expand knowledge of tools and techniques, with attention to craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.6.i

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Steps

Analyze Artwork

Analyze van Gogh’s Starry Night. Consider the mood, environment, and areas of emphasis. Identify the foreground, middle ground, and background with artwork references.

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Instructional Materials

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Figure Ground

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Moon Phases

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Artist Bio

Vincent van Gogh

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Reference

Skyline Sihouettes

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Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Lines

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Reference

Line

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Reflection

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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