The teacher will read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh or use an online video to show the book being read aloud. The students will practice mixing primary paint colors to make secondary paint colors. Then, students will use cotton balls to create mouse footprint shapes from secondary paint colors.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students will learn about tactile characteristics in art by painting a flower in the style of pointillism. Georges Seurat invented pointillism, a painting style made up of using carefully placed dots to create images. Students will paint their flower using a cotton swab, with dots connecting throughout the image. Once the painting is dry, they will be able to feel the tactile characteristics of the image through the dots.
To understand the tactile characteristics of the project, students must understand the vocabulary that goes with it. We will cover the vocabulary words: primary color, secondary color, texture, smooth, rough.
Students will analyze works of art by Wassily Kandinsky and Sonia Delaunay. They will name basic lines and shapes. They will follow sequential steps in creating an abstract work of art. They will mix primary colors to create secondary and tertiary colors to paint their work.
Students will identify horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in art and buildings. They will use these lines to draw buildings. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will use a variety of textiles (cord, ribbon, string) to create a collage using vertical and horizontal lines. They will measure the lines and balance the number and spacing of vertical and horizontal lines. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify primary and secondary colors. They will mix secondary colors and use them to paint dabs and strokes to create art. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify examples of radial symmetry. They will practice making a radial design with a piece of paper. Then, they will trace lines on a styrofoam plate. Using the styrofoam plate and ink, they will make a print. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in on PDF.
Students will create a mind map based on the word "creativity." They will add to the mind map throughout the year as they learn about new artists, vocabulary, and elements of art.
Students will analyze works by Monet, Matisse, and Kandinsky. They will discuss primary, secondary, complementary, cool, and warm colors. Students will complete a painting and a worksheet about colors.
Students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—line—by analyzing types of lines used in various works of art to help students understand how artists use line to convey movement and mood. They will then create an abstract line art piece based on an activity they enjoy doing or watching.
Students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—shape—by analyzing the types of shapes used in various works of art to differentiate between geometric and natural shapes. They will then create their own cut paper collage based on a theme they select.