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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

OP art room with marbles

Created on June 19, 2014 by jbucher

Students will create an OP art room and place water color marbles of different sizes in the room to enhance the perception of space.

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4 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT correctly use the rules of one point perspective to create a "room"
2. SWBAT correctly color (in an AB pattern) their design with black and another color or colors.
3. SWBAT use watercolor techniques to paint a paper
4. SWBAT use circle templates or a compass to create a variety of circles on the back of the painted paper.
5. SWBAT cut out the circles and arrange them within the OP art picture to suggest space.

1. Paper
2. Pencil
3. Circle templates
4. Markers
5. Rulers
6. Watercolors
7. Scissors
8. Glue

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1. Find center on the paper
2. Draw a rectangle that is proportional to the paper size in the center of the paper.
3. Use the rules of 1 pt. perspective to create an OP art room
4. Color in using an AB pattern of black and one other color. ( Can use different color on each side if you wish)
5. Paint additional paper using various watercolor techniques.
6. Trace circle templates or use compass to create circles of various sizes on the back of the dried painting.
7. Cut circles out.
8. Glue circles to OP art design to suggest space and to add to the 3-d appearance of the piece.

Do a pre - draw with the students focusing on the basics of one point perspective prior to this project.


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

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[5-8] Students employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas

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

[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks

Op Art

Color/Value, Line, Proportion/Size, Rhythm/Pattern, Shape, Space

Drawing, Marker, Painting, Paper, Pencil, Watercolor