|Lesson Plan ID:
Expressionism: What’s the deal with these strange colors?
The students will gain a good understanding of the history of Expressionism painting and its use of color and paint application to establish an “emotional feel”. They will use this knowledge to create their own expressionistic oil painting.
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level I||1. Create original works of art from direct observation. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level I||2. Create original works of art using reflective ideas, personal experiences, and imaginary content. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level I||4. Apply the elements of art and principles of design to the production of two- and three-dimensional artwork. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level I||7. Describe personal, sensory, emotional, and intellectual responses to the visual qualities of a work of art. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level I||11. Describe historical themes, symbols, and styles associated with works of art from various cultures, times, and places, including major periods and movements. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level II||2. Produce works of art using a variety of techniques. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level III||1. Create works of art that communicate specific concepts, emotions, and intentions. |
|AED(7-12) Visual Arts: Level IV||6. Interpret expressive intentions and purposes in selected works of art based on intrinsic and extrinsic conditions. |
|TC2(9-12) Computer Applications||9. Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content. |
|TC2(9-12) Computer Applications||11. Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance. |
|Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will exercise their critical thinking skills.
Students will learn how to express themselves through artwork without being too literal.
|Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will gain hands on experience with the use of oil paint as an art medium.
Students will gain an understanding of how to use a digital camera to take a photograph.
Students will learn how to properly prepare and clean art material pertaining to oil painting.
|Approximate Duration of the Lesson:
|| Greater than 120 Minutes|
|Materials and Equipment:
Examples of Expressionistic artworks, paintboards, oil paints, paint brushes, solvents and hand cleaner
|Technology Resources Needed:
digital camera, computer with Internet access,image editing software,concept mapping software, such as Inspiration, printer
Students need prior knowledge of color theory and color wheel use.
1.)STEP 1. (ONE CLASS MEETING)
1.Teacher will show examples of Expressionistic artwork and do a short demonstration of painting expressionistically.
2. A discussion will follow and a template from the concept mapping software program, Inspiration, will be shown. This template will show “what colors evoke what emotions.
(a). Certain colors have a subconscious link to certain emotions.
(b). Warm colors are associated with anger, anxiety, fear, etc…
(c). Cool colors are associated with Calmness, serenity, happiness, etc…
(d). Brush Strokes and paint application can convey a sense of emotion.
3. Students will then use digital cameras to go outside and take close-up pictures of each other’s faces in different expressions (i.e.- angry, sad, happy, etc..).
2.)STEP 2-(ONE CLASS MEETING)
1. Students will use the “expression photos” to link what colors would be most appropriate with each image. Students will begin to select an image and set of colors that they will use for an expressionistic painting. Students will use the Internet to research information about historically significant artists who were expressionistic. Some of these site would include Artcyclopedia (see URL below).
2. Students will draw out the image from their photos onto a large sheet of paintboard.
)Includes a chronological listing of Expressionist artists with thumbnails of their paintings.
3.)STEP 3- (MAY TAKE SEVERAL CLASS MEETINGS) Students will paint their images using oil paints. They will be instructed to make “expressive” brushstrokes and to only use the colors that will portray the emotion that they want to convey.
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Students will be assessed based on the following criteria:
1. How well they stayed on task.
2. How well they used the appropriate colors and matched their photographed image.
3. Did the student use the art materials in the proper manner to create the proper style of painting?
The content could be modified to accommodate students of higher artistic ability by having them select an image that is more challenging than a face that already has an established emotional expression.
If a student does not have a good understanding of color theory and how to properly mix colors with use of the color wheel, remediatiion would include instruction on the primary, secondary, intermediate, complementary and analogous colors.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.
|Presentation of Material
||Using Groups and Peers
|Assisting the Reluctant Starter
||Dealing with Inappropriate
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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