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Value Studies in a Nest

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will be guided in planning out works of art inspired by a bird’s nest using paint and other materials of their choosing. They will explore the element of value within their artwork.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will make plans for an artwork incorporating specific goals.

Students will use value and texture in a mixed media painting inspired by a bird nest.

Students will create an artist statement in a written or video format to reflect on the finished painting.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion on planning an artwork and give students criteria for their painting.
  • Demonstrate how to mix different values in paint.
  • Discuss methods for adding texture to a painting.
  • Lead a discussion about artist statements and guide students in reflecting on their work.

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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

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Mixed media paper or canvas board
  • Acrylic or tempera paint
  • Water cup
  • Paintbrushes
  • Raffia, yarn, construction paper, or other materials
  • Glue - white or hot glue
  • Pencil

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

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Steps

Observe & Plan

Observe images of birds’ nests. Plan the painting. Paint value scales of colors to use in the painting.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Value Worksheet

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

Assessment
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