In this unit, artists learn to draw from observation; first finding the basic shapes that make up an object, and then observing them carefully in order to capture all the unique details. They bring in their favorite toy to draw, then they fill the background with details that show where their toy goes in their imagination.
Lioness in the Future
My stuffed animal Lioness is going up the levitating passageway to get to the entrance of her futuresque abode. She lives in a house made out of flexiglass and most of the colors I used were blue and if I didn’t use blue I mixed blue with other colors. Most of it is green and greenish blue and bluish purple, plus a little tan for Lioness.
Scope & Sequence:
Lesson 1: In this lesson, artists are introduced to the concept of a ‘still life’. They learn basic observational skills then try their hand at a still life of their teacher’s creation. They are asked to bring in their favorite toy from home for the next lesson.
Lesson 2: IIn this lesson, artists bring in their favorite toy to draw. They use the skills that they learned in Lesson 1 (breaking something down line by line) to draw.
Lesson 3: In this lesson, student artists show where they ‘go’ with their toys in their imagination through background illustration.
Lesson 4: Students will have two days to finish drawing and coloring their project. During Lesson 4 they will learn various color layering and marker techniques that they can choose from as they work.
Lesson 5: Artists have the entire day to finish.
Lesson 6: Optional. A final day for finishing.
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Books & Media:
line, shape/form, color, value, texture
National Core Visual Art Standards:
VA:Cr1.2.3a, VA:Cr1.1.4a, VA:Cr1.1.5a, VA:Cr2.1.4a, VA:Cr1.1.5a, VA:Cr2.3.1a, VA:Cr3.1.5a, VA:Cr3.1.3a, VA:Re.7.1.3a, VA:Re.7.1.5a, VA:Re.7.2.4a, VA:Re.7.2.3a
Language Arts (connect to a narrative or imaginative writing assignment), Mathematics (shapes/proportion/comparison), Dramatics (story telling)
Common Core Standards:
SL.3.1b, SL.4.1b, SL.5.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.4.1c, SL.5.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.4.4, SL.5.4, SL.4.5, SL.5.5, W.4.1d, W.5.1d, W.4.2, W.5.2, W.4.4 W.5.4, W.3.8, 2.G.3, 3.NF.1
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