Lesson Plans

Visual Art: Beginning     
Students will be doing a lesson focused on form and value.  They will begin drawing and shading simple shapes: cones, cylinders, and spheres.  As they shade them, they will begin looking 3-dimensional, therefore looking like forms not flat shapes.  Following that, students will be drawing the forms connected, and shading them according to a straight forward light source. They will then warp the forms to make them slightly more organic.  After geometric forms are done, they will be creating a robot.  When the robot is completed, they will be drawing and shading organic forms.  After the organic forms are shaded, they will then create an organic house with all detail, textures, and forms shaded.  
The main components of this lesson are:
Value Transitions
Creative use of form
Unit Grade

Visual Art:  Intermediate
Students will be doing a lesson focused on cubism.  Cubism was an art movement during the early 1900's led by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Cubism breaks down the classical paintings into fragmented designs, making them semi-abstract.  The work will be based on a still life that has been set up for them.  They will take a picture with either their phone, or their laptops.  The image and angle that they choose will determine the subject matter of their work.  Media application will be watercolor. 
 The main components of this lesson are:
Media Application
Drawing
Cubist Recognition
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Proficient
Students will be doing a lesson on tribal masks.  Starting with half of a juice bottle, they will construct a mask with cardboard, wire, cereal boxes, and any other material they choose.  After the initial construction, they will papier-mache' the entire piece.  The papier-mache' will ensure that the mask is sturdy so that when they paint it, the paint will not cause the cardboard to deconstruct.  Following the papier-mache' they will apply acrylic paint to all of the surfaces.  The acrylic dries like a plastic and allows for the next step.  They will apply black tempera paint, let it dry, then substract the paint away.  Striping the black paint will antique the mask, and it will enhance the textures created by the papier-mache'.


The main components of this lesson are:
Construction
Creativity and Detail
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Advanced
Students will be doing a lesson with acrylic painting.  They will choose a model, and then using copies of fabric patterns, they will collage around it.  Then they will begin painting with the acrylic paint.  These are black and white portraits and the value changes are essential to the overall outcome.  This will be the first time that the students will have used acrylic paint as strictly a painting medium that is not 3-dimensional.  Attention to detail is imperative as that will be how the realistic image is produced.

The main components of this lesson are:
Collage Design
Value Progressions
Media Application
Unit Grade