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Painted Paper Weaving

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore mixing colors by making painted papers. Students will then cut shapes from the painted papers and use these to make a paper weaving.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will identify primary and secondary colors.

Students will identify geometric and organic shapes.

Students will explore how colors mix to make new colors.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce or review primary colors and how they mix to make secondary colors.
  • Demonstrate the process of using tempera paints.
  • Discuss geometric and organic shapes and how to cut them.
  • Guide students in a discussion about weaving and its history.

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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

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” white painting paper
  • 9” x 12” black construction paper
  • Tempera paint
  • Palette and brushes
  • Water dishes
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

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

Choose Paints

Choose primary colors, one secondary color, and white paint to experiment with mixing colors.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Expanded Color Wheel

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Student

Simple Paper Weaving Process

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Lists

Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Summative

Two Stars and a Wish

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