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Serene Seagulls

Lesson Plan

Description

In this lesson, students will learn how the placement of objects creates the illusion of space in a seascape painting. Students will create a drawing incorporating foreground and background.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about a principles of perspective: things look large when close and small when far away.

Students will create foreground, background, and eye level in a seascape.

Students will draw multiple views of the same subject.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read the book Gulls…Gulls…Gulls… by Gail Gibbons to the students.
  • Compare illustrations of what seagulls look like from different views: close up, far away, front, and side.
  • Demonstrate how to draw different views of a seagull to the students. Use realistic photograph references or illustrations from the book for help.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • White painting paper
  • Pencil and black marker
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Tempera paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Mixing tray
  • Water
  • Book: G. Gibbons, ISBN: 978-0823413232

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Steps

Sketch

Sketch out a large seagull near the bottom of the paper. Leave space for a dock pole or rock for the seagull to stand on. Use a photograph for a reference or the How to Draw a Seagull template.

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Instructional Materials

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Seagull Template

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Seagulls

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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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Space: Creating the Illusion of Depth

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Summative

Mini Artist Statement

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