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Texture and Color Unite!

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will recognize how the art elements of texture and color can create the principle of unity in art. Students will create abstract collages unified by color and texture.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will recognize the elements and principles artists use.

Students will explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches in their collages.

Students will make decisions about compositional strategies when applying a variety of materials to an art composition.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion using examples of texture, color, and unity in art.
  • Demonstrate ways of creating texture using construction paper.
  • Demonstrate watercolor and oil pastel application.
  • Help students discover ways of creating texture and unifying the design.

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National Standards


Create

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

VA:Cr2.2.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • A variety of cool and warm-colored construction paper
  • 9” x 12” drawing paper
  • Scissors & Hole punch
  • Glue sticks
  • Oil pastels & Watercolor
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Water cups & Brushes
  • 12” x 18” black construction paper

National Standards


Create

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

VA:Cr2.2.3a

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Steps

Learn about Texture and Unity

Participate in a discussion, and observe artwork examples that use texture and color to create unity.

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Instructional Materials

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The Elements of Art

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The Principles of Design

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5 Tricks for the Best Collage Materials

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Working With Collage Materials

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Collage Center

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What Is Collage

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reflection

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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