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Scenes From a Window

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine depictions of windows within art history and explore what these images show about how people live and what they value. They will create drawings of their own windows using a crayon and baby oil blending technique.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine works of art that include windows as a motif.

Students will interpret what these images reveal about how people live around the world and what they value.

Students will sketch a view from their own windows, revealing a view from where they live.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce works of art that include windows as a motif.
  • Facilitate a conversation, examining what the window-themed artworks reveal about people’s lives around the world.
  • Share strategies for sketching a window.
  • Demonstrate how to use crayon and baby oil as an artistic medium.

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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

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

Make: Engage in experimentation with the expressive qualities of media, tools, and techniques with refined craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.9.m

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design

A.A.Cr.7.m

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Permanent pen or marker
  • Crayons
  • Baby oil & small bowl
  • Cotton swabs
  • Glue
  • Colored construction paper

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

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

Make: Engage in experimentation with the expressive qualities of media, tools, and techniques with refined craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.9.m

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design

A.A.Cr.7.m

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Steps

Reflect on Famous Artwork

Examine images of windows in famous artworks throughout history. Discuss what each window reveals about the time and place it shows.

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Instructional Materials

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Art History Through The Window

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Techniques to Try with Crayon

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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

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