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Nature Drawing Color Bleeds

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a colorful background while mixing the primary colors. Students will add silhouettes of images from nature to the background.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will identify and describe primary and secondary colors.

Students will explore and discuss how colors mix to create new colors.

Students will explore the use of materials such as liquid or pan watercolors.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce or review primary colors and how they mix to make secondary colors.
  • Demonstrate the process of using liquid or pan watercolor paints.
  • Guide students in a discussion about elements in nature.
  • Demonstrate the process of using black tempera or permanent marker to create silhouettes.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” watercolor paper
  • Liquid or pan watercolors
  • Brushes
  • Water dish
  • Black tempera paint or permanent markers

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Steps

Add Primary Colors

Paint in sections on the paper with primary colored watercolors and a lot of water. Leave a space between each color. Optional: Use different primary colors such as magenta and cyan.

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Instructional Materials

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Expanded Color Wheel

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Nature Design Silhouettes

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Exploring Aesthetic Characteristics

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Summative

Paint Palette Critique

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