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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Tropical Birds in Chalk Pastel

Created on July 14, 2013 by artystyc

SWBT research, study and complete a pastel drawing of a Tropical Bird Lesson is adaptable for watercolor or colored pencil.

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5 sessions; 30 minutes per session

SWBAT define color, form,proportion, texture and variety.
SWBAT research and choose a tropical bird from Google images.
SWBAT correctly copy the features of their bird in an outline drawing.
SWBAT effectively use chalk pastel and color blending.

Online resource of a tropical bird.
12X18 sheet of watercolor paper.
pencil, eraser and set of chalk pastels
tissue and/or q-tips
fixative spray

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

1) SW find a tropical bird they feel confident to draw on Google photos.( 10 min.)
2) TW demonstrate how to draw with shapes.( 10 min) SW begin sketch(10 min.)
3) SW refine drawing and add a background sketch. (30 min.)
4) SW begin to apply base colors in pastel.( 30 min.)
5) SW continue adding detail and background.( 30 min.)
6) SW continue working and complete each days work by applying a workable fixative.(30 min.)

Rubric assessment, Tropical Birds.ppt and John James Audubon.ppt
You could also use examples of Rousseau's Jungle.

Google.images.tropical birds search

I've had all positive results and some local art show prize winners with this.


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

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

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

[5-8] Students describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures

Henri Rousseau

Realism, Post-Impressionism

Variety, Texture, Proportion/Size, Form, Color/Value

Chalk, Pastel