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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Poinsettia Perfection

Created on December 22, 2014 by artsandactivities

Project with a high success rate and a sophisticated outcome, making nearly every student feel like a master as they experiment with a variety of visual tools.

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Primary and elementary students will...

• define the term “complementary colors.”

• use a visual reference to create art.

• experiment with overlapping.

• experience imagery that goes beyond the borders of painting.

• use paintbrush techniques for detail work.

• become aware of negative space.

• White 9" x 12" construction paper

• Half-inch-thick household sponges, cut into a variety of life-sized poinsettia leaf shapes

• Custom-mixed tempera paints in various colors, including yellows, greens, reds and white

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Download the attached PDF of lesson.

Proportion/Size, Color/Value, Balance, Shape, Space, Unity/Harmony