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Under the Sea Scape

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create the illusion of depth in a seascape using converging lines and overlapping objects. A highly-detailed drawing will be finished with a crayon resist and a watercolor wash.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will practice creating the illusion of depth/space in an artwork.

Students will plan, create, and refine a highly-detailed drawing.

Students will create perspective by using overlapping and converging lines.

Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate different ways that artists show depth in their artwork.
  • Demonstrate quality of adding color.
  • Explain how perspective can be created with overlapping and converging line.

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National Standards


Create

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

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.1

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

35 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x 12” sheets of watercolor paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Black fine point permanent markers
  • Rulers
  • Crayons
  • Blue watercolor

National Standards


Create

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

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.1

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Draw Horizon Line

Draw a horizon line with a vanishing point in the center of the line.

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