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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Wayne Thiebaud

Created on November 12, 2016 by GypsyArt

Students will study the artist Wayne Thiebaud and draw their own versions of sweets.

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3 sessions; 40 minutes per session

Students will learn about the artist, Wayne Thiebaud, and can create their own “sweet” Pop Art!

Images of Thiebaud’s art, variety of paper, pencils, colored pencils, chalk pastels, crayons, markers

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Day 1: Show them the 2 minute youtube video: “Wayne Thiebaud Slideshow”.Pause to have students point out what they see (repetition, shapes, color). Discuss the life of Thiebaud and his different works of art. Guide students as they begin creating their own “sweet” pop art today.
Day 2: Pass out materials. Pull up images/ draw on SmartBoard. Guide them through the beginning stages of their drawings. Model step-by-step with K-1st.
Day 3: Pass out materials.Encourage students as they continue working on and finishing up their pieces.

~ Write a sentence (K-1st) or paragraph (2nd-5th) about your picture. 3rd-4th grade can use sketchbooks for reflection.
~ Self-assessment rubric


Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art

Wayne Thiebaud

Pop Art

Shape, Rhythm/Pattern, Form, Emphasis, Color/Value, Balance

Drawing, Marker, Crayon, Colored Pencil, Chalk