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Playing with Nature’s Shadow

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the ways artists use light and shadow. Students will collect objects from nature and create a composition incorporating light and shadow. Students will consider the preservation of the work and reflect on the process and product.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the ways artists use light and shadow.

Students will use natural elements to create a piece of art.

Students will use light and shadow as an element of their artwork.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to artists who use light and shadow in their work.
  • Explain how light can change a piece based on specific angles.
  • Help students identify specific natural elements, such as roots, twigs, etc., to develop their composition.
  • Demonstrate how to plan a composition before creating the final piece.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or contemporary media.

8.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 10 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Pins
  • Items found in nature
  • White paint
  • Light source
  • Photographing device (optional)

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or contemporary media.

8.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Explore Light and Shadow

Introduce students to artists who use light and shadow in their work. Explain how light can change a piece based on specific angles.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Playing With Light and Shadow

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Types of Composition

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Flex Literacy Guide

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
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