Submitted by: Justin Kramer Unit: Painting - Architecture - Built environment - Perspective Lesson: Local Real Estate Painting -Tempera Grade Level: Middle School (adaptable to high school)
From Justin Kramer:
I have included examples of the students work. Students were required to collect and gather real estate pictures from the newspaper. These were cut out and then collaged together, using overlapping shapes, to suggest a street scene. Students needed to demonstrate understanding of perspective through the use of scale and placement of images. A section of the collage was then gridded up and enlarged to an A2 sheet of paper using pencil. Students were then required to under paint the whole image in cool colours with an impasto technique. Once this stage was completed the students then were required to add additional visual information to their painting using warm colours and a scrumbling painting technique. This stage also required students to consider lighting, mood and atmosphere to their art work.
This unit mainly focused on students displaying understanding of painting techniques, proportion, perspective, colour schemes, colour mixing, placement, similarity and difference.
The unit is aimed at a Year 8 high School level (entry level into high school - Queensland/Australia)
The students enjoyed the unit. It allowed for a very high success rate - unit offers very limited scope for creativity but allows for students to experience success in painting before moving onto more challenging tasks.
Student work on this page is from students at Dakabin State High School, Queensland, Australia. Justin now teaches at North Lakes State College.