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Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the contrast between light and dark colors in a drawing of an object. Students will create their drawings with oil pastels on dark paper to demonstrate value contrast and use patterns and lines to emphasize the object.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will experiment with various materials in an artwork.

Students will learn how to look at real objects to represent them in an artwork.

Students will apply an understanding of contrast and its effect on composition in an artwork.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Guide students in choosing an object to draw from.
  • Demonstrate how to build a drawing using geometric shapes to represent organic forms.
  • Explain and show students how light colors contrast with dark colors to create emphasis in a drawing.

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National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to art-making.

VA:Cr2.1.Ka

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Dark colors of construction paper (black, green, blue, purple, brown)
  • Oil pastels
  • Black markers
  • Graphite pencils
  • Various still life objects to choose from including organic and geometric shapes.

National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to art-making.

VA:Cr2.1.Ka

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Steps

Draw shape

Select an object for observational drawing. Draw outline of the shape.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Let’s Talk About Movement Discussion Questions

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Reference

Expanded Color Wheel

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Formative

A Line is a Dot on a Walk

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Formative

Exit Slip 3 2 1

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