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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Painted Paper

Created on May 24, 2019 by lightARTed

This is a great end of the school year lesson that enables you to use up your left over paint in the creation of painted papers that can be used for the next year's collage projects!

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Students paint designs, patterns, and textures.

Students experiment with colors and paint to see what kind of textures and patterns they can create.

Paint, any kind
paper, tagboard or construction (heavy duty is recommended)
(optional)Tools for creating patterns in paint such as forks, scrappers, sponge rollers etc...

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Review your paint procedures and rules.

Demonstrate how to make a painted paper.

I like to put color families on my different tables, for instance neutrals on one table, primary, cool, warm, etc...

Clean Up

I love to do this at the end of the year to use up some of my old paint, it provides great paper to use in next year's collages and it fun for the kids!


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 describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses

Color/Value, Contrast, Rhythm/Pattern, Texture

Acrylic, Painting, Tempera, Watercolor