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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Eyes on ART!

Created on December 05, 2016 by lightARTed

Students create an abstract eye using markers on poster board. This is a first day of art project I did with all my students in grades K-5th, its quick, fun, and easy!Perfect to get students making art this first day and allow me to hang art on my empty bulletin boards at the beginning of the year!

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Students will learn about the parts of the human eye.

Students will create an abstract eye using markers.

Students will learn about color theory and choose one of the color families in their eye.


Student include a variety of patterns.

(We used permanent markers on 3x3 glossy poster paper)

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1. Introduce lesson with PowerPoint.
2. Demonstrate how to draw an eye and how to color with markers.
3. Students draw and color their eye with permanent markers.
4. Make sure students color neatly, completely, and do not smudge their work.

Did the students draw the parts of the eye? (eye lids, pupil, iris)

Did the student color neatly?

Show famous pictures of eyes such as...

Rene Magritte's False Mirror
MC Escher's

• Parts of the eye: pupil, iris, lids, tear duct, eyelid, sclera
• Color theory: primary, secondary, analogous, monochromatic, complimentary, triadic, tertiary, warm/cold, neutrals,
• Abstract


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

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[K-4] Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[K-4] Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

M.C. Escher, Rene Magritte

Abstract Art

Shape, Proportion/Size, Line, Color/Value