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Postcard in Earth Biomes

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about postcards as a way to share images. Students will explore how to use pencil pressure and blending techniques to create different effects with colored pencils. Students will develop fantasy postcard portraits of themselves, visiting the earth’s biomes.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine how postcards are a form of sharing art and pictures.

Students will study the cross-curricular connection of science by examining the earth’s biomes.

Students will explore how to use pencil pressure to create different effects with colored pencils.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Share images of postcards as a way to share artwork and images.
  • Facilitate the cross-curricular connection of science by examining the earth’s biomes.
  • Demonstrate how to use colored pencil pressure to create the illusion of atmospheric perspective.
  • Share strategies for blending colored pencils.

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National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • White drawing paper (4 X 6 postcard size, or similar)
  • Sketchbook, scratch paper, or similar
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils
  • Biome research materials
  • Postcard examples (optional)

National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Steps

Discuss Postcards and Practice Pencil Pressure

Discuss postcards and how they are used as a way to show and share images and photos. Practice the different opacities and coverage that can be achieved using colored pencil.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Earth’s Biomes

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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Worksheet

Pencil Pressure Practice

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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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
ADD

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