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Still Life With Analogous Colors

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore analogous color by creating a still life painting that is broken up into geometric and organic shape sections. They will experiment with monochromatic color that ties into their chosen analogous colors in each section.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create an interesting composition with arranged objects that are intriguing to the viewer.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of analogous colors by applying them in their artwork.

Students will break up the composition into parts by applying abstract sections in their artwork.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss how to observe objects to estimate proportion and find a unique perspective to design a creative composition.
  • Demonstrate drawing basic geometric and organic shapes of the objects and then filling in the details.
  • Show how to create value using tint and shade while also creating form.
  • Present the color wheel and discuss how it can be split into analogous colors.

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National Standards


Create

Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

VA:Cr1.2.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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

A.A.Cr.7.m

Plan: Generate original solutions through exploration and practice.

A.A.Cr.8.m

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

25 minutes

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” mix media paper or canvas board
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint pallets
  • Paintbrushes & water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Variety of still life objects
  • Color wheel

National Standards


Create

Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

VA:Cr1.2.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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

A.A.Cr.7.m

Plan: Generate original solutions through exploration and practice.

A.A.Cr.8.m

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Steps

Design & Draw

Design an interesting composition. Draw the still life composition with contour lines; be sure to use the correct proportions.

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Instructional Materials

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10 Subjects for an Interesting Still Life

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Six Essentials of a Still Life Set Up

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Acrylic Painting Vocabulary

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Breaking Down a Still Life

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What is an Analogous Color Scheme?

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The Rule of Thirds

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5 Steps to an Interesting Still Life

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The Three Essentials of Still Life Drawing

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Summative

Self-Evaluation for Still Life

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Formative

Acrylic Practice

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