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Copy of Elementary Art Lessons

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peggy brodland

on 13 March 2013

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Elementary Art Lessons Kindergarten Theme: Patterns and Textures in Nature
The students will:
Participate in a discussion about the various patterns and textures in the illustrations of "McElligot's Pool"
Discuss their knowledge of pattern and texture found on animals and compare this with paintings by Melissa Leaym-Fernandez
Explore textures and patterns by making crayon rubbings and drawing their own patterns
Design an imaginary sea creature with unusual patterns and features
Explain his or her creature and where it lives, how it moves, what it eats, etc.
Leaym-Fernandez Theme: Changing Environment
The Students Wlill:
Participate in a discussion about the changes they observe in the illustrations they observe in the book "An
Island Grows" by Lola M. Schaefer.
Explore landscapes by viewing and discussing work by Alex Katz, and be able to distinguish what constitutes a
landscape using proper vocabulary
Cut shapes from construction paper (triangle, rectangle, circle)
Cut paper to form a collage of their favorite outdoor place using both organic and geometric shapes Alex Katz Mother and Calf in India Enlightenment First Grade Theme: Big and Small
The Student Will:
Participate in a discussion about the illustrator's use of scale in the book "Shivers in the Fridge" by Fran Manushkin
Explore size relationships by comparing objects in the classroom
Compare the size relationships in "Shivers in the Fridge" to the ones in sculptures by Claes Oldenburg
Draw a picture demonstrating play with size relationships Claes Oldenburg
Spoon Bridge Clothespin Picnic at the Beach Second Grade Theme: Music Inspired Art
The Student Will:
Explore how artists are inspired by music by interpreting the work of Vasily Kandinsky
Recognize rhymes and rhythms in the book "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!"
Explore samples of different songs and draw lines that depict the way the songs make them feel
Create an abstract painting that is inspired by music
Write a short (one sentence) rhyme as the title for the painting Vasily Kandinsky Composition IV Theme: Unanticipated Results From Abstract Shapes
The Students Will:
Recognize how artists can create work with unanticipated results
Discuss imagery found in clouds and how this imagery can have multiple interpretations
Create an abstract shape and then add to that shape to draw a recognizable image
Create a collage with an abstract cloud shape that is transformed into something recognizable
Discuss the unanticipated results of their own work (and that of their classmates) and how it makes them feel.

Eric Carle Theme: Patterns Inspired By Surroundings
Students Will:
Participate in a discussion on how the artist Gustav Klimt gained inspiration from the world around him for paintings
Participate in a discussion about patterns and where they can be found
Draw patterns inspired by surroundings using marker
Paint a portrait that includes at least five different patterns
Discuss how different patterns can make the viewer feel

Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer Third Grade By: Rachel Wright Theme: Reflecting Culture through Batik Patterns
The Students Will:
Define key vocabulary words such as culture, motif, negative/positive space, pattern, repetition, batik, and resist.
Participate in a discussion related to the cultural origins and present day uses of batik fabrics.
Recognize cultural significance of different symbols and motifs in batik fabrics from a variety of cultures.
Create an original pattern that reflects his/her own culture.
Use a resist technique to depict an original cultural pattern onto fabric.

Sissi Siska Indonesian Batik Butterflies Theme: How Do Artists Create the Illusion of Depth?
The Students Will:
Participate in a group activity where the students demonstrate the illusion of depth using their bodies.
Discuss how the illusion of depth is created using vocabulary terms.
Point to examples of the presence of depth (or lack thereof) in the illustrations of the children’s book The Lion’s Share.
Explore paintings by Wayne Thiebaud, pointing out congruent aspects, as well as methods the artist used to create depth.
Create a painting of a still life involving desserts, using overlapping, placement, and size variation to create a sense of depth.

Wayne Thiebaud Confections Boston Cremes Pie Counter
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