Lesson Plans

Visual Art: Beginning     
Students will be doing a lesson on relief sculpture.  A relief sculpture has a flat back and a raised surface of design.  The students will first draw the design, then use the design to build the sculpture.  It will built out of cardboard and will be symmetrical.  After it is built, the students will papier-mache' it.  Paint will be applied.  It will be the first time that students will use acrylic paint.  They will also learn the technique of subtraction.  Subtraction consists of a process where paint is applied and then subtracted, leaving only remnants of paint behind.  They will be using black tempera paint, and when it is subtracted it will make the sculpture appear antiqued.

The main components of this lesson are:
Relief Sculpture Design
Media Application 
Unit Grade

Visual Art:  Intermediate
Students will be doing a lesson based on an artists' styles.  The artist that we will be studying is contemporary artist James "dalek" Marshall.  His work is abstract with multiple designs and planes.  After the students study the style of his work, they will create their own piece of artwork, taking elements of his style and incorporating in their own artwork.

 The main components of this lesson are:
 Style Recognition
Painting Techniques
Line Modulation
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Proficient
Students will be doing a lesson on portrait drawing, and how to make them interesting by creating a themed portrait.  They will draw a one line contour drawing, including lines for all shadows and features.  After they have finished the drawing, they will cut the portrait into multiple pieces like a puzzle.  They will then look at each piece and decide what kind of theme they will draw within the portrait.  For example: sea creatures. When they have finished drawing completely, they will watercolor it, modulate the lines, and glue it back together.  Therefore, it will be a portrait, but have a themed drawing within.

The main components of this lesson are:
Consistent Themed Drawing
Watercolor Painting
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Advanced
Students will be doing a lesson centered on relief printmaking.  They will draw a portrait on paper, then do a graphite transfer onto their print block.  They will then carve into the print so that their design can be transferred onto paper multiple times.  They will be using acrylic paint to create the print.  After printing 9 prints, they will watercolor them. Lastly, they will arrange the prints into a design of their choice.

The main components of this lesson are:
Print Design
Print arrangement
Unit Grade