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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Color My Neighborhood

Created on May 27, 2020 by KDeMint

This is a challenge I gave my students while doing distance learning. They will create their own unique neighborhood.

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1 session; 50 minutes per session

I can create my own unique neighborhood drawing inspired by artist Tyree Guyton

This can be completed with materials of child's choice

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1. Watch video to learn about Detroit-based artist Tyree Guyton and the Heidelberg project.
2. Design and draw your dream neighborhood. What would the houses look like? Are they colorful? Do the houses have designs on them?

Students will refelct on their neighborhood.

Extension Activity: Read story Magic Trash

This resource was used during digital learning. It was kept open ended for students to use resources at home.


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

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

[K-4] Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

American Art

Contrast, Line, Unity/Harmony