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Submitted by: Kathy Barger, Welch Elementary
UNIT: Oceans - Seascapes - Warm/Cool Colors
Lesson: Sail boat Painting - Watercolors "LET’S PAINT SAILBOATS"
Grade level: Elementary (these are 1st grade)
Introduce students to Winslow Homer using slide show on computer/TV
Discuss the subject of his paintings
How are his paintings different from Wassily Kandinsky? (see Improvisation No. 31, Sea Battle)
Hand out paper and begin by drawing sail, mast, sailboat, flag, details on boat
Add beach, islands, palm trees
Demo on Wet method-this is a review
Discuss warm, cool colors and paint sky or sea ONLY
STOP CLASS WHEN FIRST CHILD FINISHES
Discuss contrast, demonstrate and be sure there is contrast between sky and sea
Solicit answers about the dry method of painting
Demo on painting remainder of picture
Be sure all the sea and sky has been finished first in the wet method
Demo using the Washable Markers to outline pencil drawing
Make name tag and frame
During free time student can go on the computer and make seascape using Kid Pix, ArtRage Deluxe, or Crayola Art Studio.
SPECIAL OBJECTIVES: The student will:
Become familiar with the artist Winslow Homer - compare art styles
Create a seascape scene combining Homer images and their own imagination
Utilize the wet and dry method of painting
Become aware of the importance of contrast
Use their knowledge of warm and cool colors to do some color mixing
Know the difference between seascapes and landscapes
Homer prints - Kandinsky prints (See below)
Homer slide show on computer
Chart with Colors which can be mixed
Winslow Homer, Wassily Kandinsky
Wet and Dry method
Warm and Cool Colors
ART GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
1ST GRADE GOALS AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
The learner will:
Investigate materials, tools, structures, processes and subjects to discover how they are used by artists and the learner to create arts forms.
Create and evaluate arts forms that represent a response to the environment based on the development of personal criteria.
Goal I: Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts: Understanding the Role of the Arts in
1.1.4 Discover common subjects, ideas, and themes in arts forms from different cultures.
Goal II: Personal Expression and Production/Performance: Communicating Through the Arts
1.2.1 Increase control and ease in using a variety of tools, materials, instruments, and
processes while creating works of art.
1.2.2 Develop criteria for their art works and use them to evaluate work in progress and the
1.2.4 Explain and follow the steps used to create works of art.
1.2.5 Assess, revise or adjust arts products through a reflective process.
Goal III: Arts Criticism: Responding to the Arts
1.3.1 Describe how artists use materials, tools, images and ideas to create works of art.
1.3.3 Identify and discuss characteristics and contexts of works of art.
1.3.4 Use arts vocabulary when talking or writing about works of art.
Goal IV: Nature and Meaning of the Arts: Valuing the Arts
1.4.3 Recognize and practice audience/viewer behavior appropriate for the context and
style of the arts form presented.
On The Project Were Students Able To :
Identify works by Homer
Be able to tell about Homer’s subject
Create a seascape based on on Homer images combined with their imagination
Manipulate the watercolors to effective use the wet and dry method
Use contrast in their painting
Create new colors by mixing
In Discussions Were Students Able To:
Identify works by Homer
Tell some fact about Homer’s paintings
Be able to explain the wet and dry method of painting
Know the difference between a seascape and landscape
What do you see in all of these pictures?
What do you think this artist likes to paint?
What method of painting do you think the artist used to create the sky... it is one that you have
What shape is the sail
How many sails do you see?
What is an island?
What is this line called that separates the sea from the sky?
Are the trees different from our trees?
What else could you put in your picture?
Explain the Wet Method?
Explain the Dry Method?
Why does his sky show up even though it is the same color as the sea?
Can you explain contrast?
Andre Derain: Boats at Colliure (good example of warm and cool colors)
Martin Heade Johnson: Rio De Janeiro Bay (science integration)
Winslow Homer: Gulf Stream
Rembrandt: Storm On the Sea of Galilee (Good example of value and contrast)
Jane Claire: Yacht Club
Adam Hersh: Early Morning Sailboats (Good for perspective- boats are shortened)
Winslow Homer: Breezing Up
Winslow Homer: Sunset Fires
Winslow Homer The Fog Warning
Vincent Van Gogh: Boats At Saint Maries (warm and cool colors)
Claude Monet: Boats Leaving the Harbor
Claude Monet: Boats At Argenteuil
Claude Monet: Boats On the Beach At Etretat