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    Weekly Lessons for Grades K-2

    by Anne Pfiel

    Lesson 7 :Our Family: (2 period lesson)

    Description of Project: Students create a mixed media image of their family in a setting  

    Student Understanding: Selecting subjects and placing the objects in relation to each other creates a main idea  

    Learning Targets: 
    The student:

    • Identifies and shows a main idea in a work of art by drawing family members in a setting
    • Identifies location in a composition, describing parts that are above, below, behind and in-between
    • Creates an oil-pastel resist, mixing secondary colors             

    Art Element: Space; Color   

    Art Materials:
    oil pastels; water colors in primary colors; 11 x 14” watercolor paper; brushes; water cups

    above; below; behind; in-between; resist; space; secondary colors

    Painted Textures with Secondary Colors

    (Grades 1-2)
    Date: 12/5 & 12/12  

    Description of Project:
      Students mix primary colors to makes secondary colors and use a brush to create surface textures in paint.        

    Student Understanding:
    Mixing primary colors makes secondary colors.  Making dabs and strokes with a paintbrush creates a variety of surface textures in paint.

    Learning Targets:  The student:

    • Recognizes and makes secondary colors
    • Uses at least two distinct paint marks to fill the page
    • Cares for paintbrushes

    Art Element: Color; Texture             

    Art Materials: tempera paint in primary colors; ¼” to 3/4” round and flat paintbrushes; water containers; paper towels; 12 x 18” watercolor paper; color wheel

    Vocabulary: primary colors; secondary colors; dabs; strokes; palette

    Clay Turtle Sculpture

    (Grades 1-2)     

    Dates: 11/14
    Description of Project : Students model (clay technique: pinch) a 3-dimensional form in the shape of a turtle, using a tool to create texture.           

    Student Understanding: A form takes up space and has space all around it.  Texture can be applied to a clay form to describe the surface of an object.  

    Learning Targets: The student...

    • Pinches a form in clay 
    • Makes and attaches coils to the form
    • Applies texture with modeling tool.

    Art Element: Form; Texture

    Art Materials: Clay, canvas, modeling tools.

    Vocabulary: Form; texture; pinch; coil

    Paper Texture Collage

    Dates: 10/31 and 11/7

    Description of Project: Students use paper sculpture techniques to create a variety of textures.

    Student Understanding: Artists use texture to describe how something feels.  Lines and patterns resulting from manipulating paper in a variety of ways create textural surfaces.

    Learning Targets: The student...

    • Recognizes a variety of textures
    • Describes textural surfaces.
    • Uses at least three paper sculpture techniques (cutting, folding, twisting, weaving, tearing and layering paper) to create textural surfaces.

    Art Element: Texture

    Art Materials: 9 x 12” construction paper format; smaller construction paper pieces; scissors; glue sticks

    Vocabulary: texture; rough; smooth