Lesson Plans

Visual Art: Beginning     
Students will be doing a lesson focused on color.  They will be using warm and cool colors to distinguish the background and foreground.  They will be drawing 8 photographs that are simple shapes and forms.  Then using two warm and two cool colors, they will begin to paint.  Warm colors will be the foreground, and the background will be the cool colors.  White tempera paint will be used to raise the viscosity of the tempera cakes.  This will be the first time that time that they have used blending as a painting technique.  Following painting, they will outline and modulate the lines. 
The main components of this lesson are:
Design
Media Application
Modulation
Unit Grade

Visual Art:  Intermediate
Students will be doing a steampunk portrait.  Steampunk is a genre of fashion and subculture where the use of steam fueled machines is combined with Victorian fashion and design.  The portraits  will be drawn so that there are elements of the machinery, and then Victorian fashion will be incorporated.  They will be using a Vis-à-vis marker to outline their design.  Using water, they will then bleed the marker so that the black is broken down into other colors and values.  After the marker has bled, and the paper is dry, gold or silver paint will be applied for accents.  Then everything will be outlined and modulated with a permanent black marker.

 The main components of this lesson are:
Media Application
Portrait Drawing
Steampunk Recognition
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Proficient
Students will be doing a lesson on Surrealism.  Surrealism is an avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition.  Students will be achieving a surrealist image through a metamorphosis.  A metamorphosis is a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.  The images are usually merged together rather than an individual change.  The students will chose  2 to 3 subjects and merge them together in a single image.  After drawing in pencil, watercolor and white tempera paint will be applied to  the image. As a final step the painting will be outlined and modulated. 
Students will also be studying the work of Surrealist, Salvador Dali, a Spanish painter who painted in the early 1900's until his death in 1989.


The main components of this lesson are:
Metamorphosis
Media Application
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Advanced
Students will be doing a lesson by creating a batik.  A batik is when a design is waxed into fabric then dyed.  After each waxing, the color is held in place so that one can continue to dye the fabric, but the wax will resist the dye where one doesn't want it to go. At the end of the process, the fabric will be completely dyed.  The students will then iron all of the wax out leaving the fabric soft again.  There are a number of possibilities to then create other items with the batik.  For example, one could add extra fabric to the batik, stuff it, and have a pillow.

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