Submitted by:Stormey Kasser
Title of Lesson: Resisting the Lines
Grade level: Third Grade
Goals / Objectives:
Students will learn and apply the concepts of visual stimulus and watercolor resist as they draw and paint organic shapes they have photographed while on a nature walk. Students will incorporate their understanding of science skills in applying their knowledge of plant parts their original creations.
The goal is for the student to experience the process of watercolor painting and resist techniques as they incorporate their knowledge of plant structure in their drawing.
The student will successfully collect visual data to use as inspiration for drawing.
The student will sketch out a composition using collected data.
The student will analyze his photos and apply his understanding of plant structure as he correctly draws and neatly labels them on his composition.
The students will learn and practice e watercolor wash and resist techniques in completing his composition. (Click on the image at right for full size)
The student will associate concrete ideas with appropriate vocabulary.
Book: Color (Watercolor Basics) - An artist says of this book, "Jan makes the color based concepts of hue, value and intensity so CLEAR that my paintings have shown new life since I completed her demonstrations. My shadows and light effects show so much more power and realism."
Art Elements and Art Principles of Art Design
Resist: To prevent or stop
Wash: Spreading a light layer of color over the paper
Organic: Living organisms, such as plants and flowers
Set up: Place supply baskets with enough materials for each group in designated supple area.
Whole class discussion of process and procedures, incorporating vocabulary words.
Preview project and instructions with class. Show examples, quickly model process for visual learners.
Pass out digital camera teach child.
As a class walk outdoors for a five minute nature walk, allowing students to photograph their plants.
Return indoors as a group.
Helpers pass out table supply baskets.
Students will first lightly sketch their organic shapes from the photos on their watercolor paper.
Students will then neatly draw arrows teach plant part and label it neatly with a pencil.
Students will outline shapes with oil pastels.
Students will use watercolor wash technique on shapes and background.