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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Jen Aranyi

Created on April 20, 2022 by lightARTed

Students learn about the art of Jen Aranyi and create a watercolor landscape in her style.

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Students learn about the contemporary artists, Jen Aranyi.

Students draw and ink a landscape in the style of Jen Aranyi.

Students use the wet on wet technique of using watercolor and how to create texture by adding salt.

watercolor paper
watercolor, brushes, water cups
black sharpies, fine and ultra fine tip

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1. Introduce lesson by showing pictures of Jen Aranyi's landscapes and talking about her work.

2. Discuss how the artist might go about creating these pictures.

3. Demonstrate how to draw a landscape softly and outlining with black marker. Erase stray pencil lines.

4. Students determine what kind of sky they want to depict, night, day, sunset, etc. Demonstrate how to watercolor the sky with wet on wet technique and salt while the watercolor is still wet to create texture.

5. Once dry brush off salt.



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 know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

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

Contemporary Art

Color/Value, Contrast, Line, Texture