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Underwater Playground

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the various species found in water. Students will create an underwater landscape using tempera painted paper cut into various animals and species, adding texture, depth, and movement with colored pencils and oil pastels.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will use their imagination to create an underwater landscape.

Students will experiment with a variety of mark making tools.

Students will investigate color relationships through an understanding of color theory.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the color wheel and basic color theory.
  • Show students pictures of underwater environments.
  • Demonstrate using colored pencils on tempera paper and oil pastels on construction paper.
  • Explain how and why to use texture and overlap, apply movement, and use lines to imply motion.
  • Support students in their exploration of underwater environments.

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Tempera paint
  • Mixed media paper
  • Paint brushes and water containers
  • Palette or containers for paint
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Scissors and glue
  • Colored pencils and oil pastels
  • Graphite pencils

National Standards


Create

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

VA:Cr3.1.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

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Steps

Brainstorm Underwater Species

View pictures of underwater environments. Brainstorm for a list of species and things found underwater.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Color Theory Basics

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Tempera Plus

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Formative

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