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Realistic Versus Abstract Flowers

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will compare realistic versus abstract artwork by studying flowers. They will create both an abstract and realistic drawing of a flower using a variety of materials.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will compare and contrast images depicting flowers.

Students will use observation and investigation in preparation for creating realistic and abstract drawings of flowers.

Students will create drawings of flowers inspired by realism and abstraction.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion comparing and contrasting images depicting flowers.
  • Guide students in the observation and investigation of flowers.
  • Demonstrate how to explore drawing materials to create an abstract flower drawing.
  • Demonstrate how to explore drawing materials to create a realistic flower drawing.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Lead a discussion comparing and contrasting images depicting flowers.
  • Guide students in the observation and investigation of flowers.
  • Demonstrate how to create an abstract flower drawing.
  • Demonstrate how to explore drawing materials to create a realistic flower drawing.
  • Facilitate reflection on the completed realistic and abstract drawings.

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Steps

Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast images of artwork containing flowers. Sort the images of flowers by classifying the artwork as realistic or abstract.

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Instructional Materials

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Parts Of A Flower

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Realistic vs Abstract Art

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Flowers in Art History

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Worksheet

Thumbnail Sketches

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Anchor Chart

Talking about Art

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Reflection

3 2 1 Self Reflection

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