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Printed Line Castles

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will print their own castle image using the edges of cardboard pieces. Students will utilize vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines in their artwork. Tempera cake paint will be added as an additional medium.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will identify vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines.

Students will explore the process of printmaking through the printing of simple lines.

Students will organize their design to create an interesting composition.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines.
  • Demonstrate how to print the three types of lines using cardboard. (This process is dipping the edge of the cardboard into paint and then printing with a straight up and down motion one or two times onto the paper and repeating).
  • Show the process of using tempera cakes.
  • Explain parts of a medieval castles.

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” sheets of light-colored construction paper
  • Printing ink
  • Printing ink tray
  • Cardboard pieces - variety of pieces
  • Tempera cakes
  • Brushes
  • Water dish

National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Steps

Print Castle Base

Use a the edge of cardboard piece to print a horizontal line across the page. This will become the base of the castle.

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Instructional Materials

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Medieval Castle Architecture

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Reference

Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Lines

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Student

Using Tempera Cakes

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Lists

Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Formative

A Line is a Dot on a Walk

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