Lesson Plans

Visual Art: Beginning     
Students will be doing a lesson focused on Relief Sculpture.  The students will learn about symmetry, and how it is used in artistic composition.  They will complete a symmetrical drawing, then they will construct the drawing in a cardboard relief sculpture.  They will then papier-mache' the relief sculpture, and when that dries, they will apply acrylic paint.  A dry brush painting technique will be used to enhance the sculptural quality of the relief.  Then black tempera paint will be applied and subtracted to "antique" the piece of artwork 
The main components of this lesson are:
Painting Technique
Construction
Design
Unit Grade

Visual Art:  Intermediate
Students will be doing a lesson on artist's style.  They will be studying the work of contemporary artist James "dalek" Marshall.  His work is acclaimed in the art world, and the students will be doing a painting in his style, just adding components of their own imagination.  These will be abstract works of art.  His use of vivid color and overlapping to create plains will be imperative to creating depth in the piece.  After they have completed the drawing, they will apply tempera paint.
 The main components of this lesson are:
Design
Style Recognition
Painting Technique
Unit Grade

Visual Art: Advanced
Students will be creating an assemblage work of art.  They will reference the artist Michael DeMeng.  They will be constructing a "totem" from various materials, then they will papier-mache' the piece.  After papier-mache', they will apply multiple layers of acrylic paint to their sculpture.  

The main components of this lesson are:
Media application
Creativity of Imagery
Unit Grade