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Seascape Impressions

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will employ a variety of techniques inspired by the Impressionists while creating a seascape painting.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the characteristics of Impressionists artists and discuss how they first got their name.

Students will create a seascape painting inspired by the Impressionism works.

Students will use their choice of media in the painting.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion on the characteristics of Impressionism.
  • Lead a discussion on how the Impressionists got their name.
  • Demonstrate a variety of techniques to achieve the look of the Impressionists characteristics.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Canvas or canvas board
  • Mixed-media paper
  • Acrylic paint, gels, and mediums
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette knives
  • Water cup
  • Optional: Gesso
  • Optional: Watercolor crayons or colored pencils

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

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Steps

Sketch

Sketch the composition of the painting using a pencil, water-soluble colored pencil, or light color of paint.

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Instructional Materials

Anchor Chart

Characteristics of Impressionism

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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Pre-Assessment

Acrylic Techniques Pre-Test

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
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