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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

First Day of School Art Activity

Created on July 30, 2021 by paintpeace

an open ended, process oriented, engaging project using a variety of art supplies. Materials can be at different "stations" (post Covid) or a set at each table (Hybrid Covid) with hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes at the ready.

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1 session; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT draw a small bouquet from observation
2. SWBAT work with a variety of art supplies on one piece
3. SWBAT experience Art making as experimental, open ended, intuitive
4. SWBAT complete a project in one or two sessions
5. SWBAT experiment with contrasting color
6. SWBAT see the effectiveness of the element of Space as they work with both the positive and negative space.

1. Small bouquet of flowers visible to each student
2. Markers - water based or permanent
3. Oil pastels or crayons
4. Watercolor paper, 6” x 9”, more or less
5. Watercolor paint set and paintbrush
6. Tempera Poster paint - gold color is fun
7. Collage papers (like origami, or photo dense magazines)
8. Scissors and glue

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1. Demonstrate drawing from observation and model the steps, including caring for supplies while working.
2. Begin with Marker drawing. Include double outlines and overlapping of objects..
3. Use layers of oil pastel, or crayon, Pressing heavily on the paper. Blend and vary colors.
4. Brush wet watercolor over artwork. Use contrasting color on top of oil pastels. Let or blot dry with scrunched up facial tissue.
5. Add tempera paint.
6. When piece is dry, optionally add small collage pieces, overlapping each other or as random shapes.

1 . Students can do a silent “gallery walk” to just look at each other’s work.
2. Students should write a reflection or exit slip on the project answering two questions (at least)- What did they like? And What did they learn?


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

[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
[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
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use

Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Claude Monet

Impressionism, Fauvism, Contemporary Realism, Abstract Expressionism

Variety, Space, Line, Emphasis, Contrast, Color/Value

Painting, Mixed Media, Marker, Ink, Drawing, Crayon, Colored Pencil, Chalk, Paper, Pastel, Pencil, Tempera, Watercolor