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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Remixed hand art

Created on December 08, 2016 by DoodleMama

Students will create optical illusion art using hands and colored with complementary colors and gray tones.

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1 session; 60 minutes per session

1. SWBAT create optical illusion art using hands.

2. SWBAT give examples of complementary colors and gray tones.

1. Drawing paper (watercolor paper if using watercolors)

2. Ruler

3. Markers, colored pencils, crayons or watercolor

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1. On the a sheet of drawing paper lightly trace an outline of a hand.

2. With a ruler draw horizontal lines around the outline of the hand.

3. Next draw curved lines where the shape of the hand is, making sure they connect with the horizontal lines created in step 2.

4. Once completed separate the picture into 4 sections.

5. Color 3 sections using Complementary colors (blue/orange, red/green and yellow/purple) and the last section using gray tones (black can be included).

6. Go over you original pencil marks using a black marker. (optional)

Did the students use the correct complementary colors?

Did students use gray tones.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Op Art, Abstract Art

Rhythm/Pattern, Contrast, Color/Value

Marker, Watercolor, Crayon, Colored Pencil