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Sad Drops

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about expressing the emotion sadness through the use of color and specific facial features.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about the artist Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period and his use of various blue values

Students will compare images of sad features

Students will create an imaginative teardrop character expressing sad emotions

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss the monochromatic portraits created by Picasso’s Blue Period.
  • Explain how artists create facial expressions and body posture to capture the emotion of sadness.
  • Compare Picasso’s work to the Disney character Sadness from the movie Inside Out.
  • Explain how blue is associated with tears. The expression “feeling blue” means to feel sadness.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • different values of blue construction paper
  • pencils
  • black markers
  • tempera paint: black, white and blue
  • brushes
  • paint palette
  • water bowl
  • Scissors
  • Images representing sadness from art & film

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

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Steps

Compare Images of Sadness

Imagine their own sad face. Compare images of sad faces and study features.

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Instructional Materials

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Dogs in Art

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Categorizing Subject Matter

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Reference

Tints, Tones, and Shades

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Reflection

Stoplight Exit Ticket

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