Submitted by: Caroline Nay Boulder City High School, Boulder City, Nevada
Subject: Art 1
Lesson: Tint and Shades Ceiling Hanging
To create a color wheel ceiling installation that shows tints and shades of the colors. The tints and shades are cutout designs from painted swatches. The cutouts are put onto strings and then tied to embroidery hoops. The hoops are attached to the ceiling and then hangs like a weeping willow in the shape of Color Wheels. This also serves as a great color reference for other classes when students are trying to pick colors for their project. They can just look up and pick their favorite colors.
To create a ceiling installation using tints and shades in the shape of a color wheel.
Specific Instructional Objectives:
Creative Expression: the students will design their own shapes to be incorporated into the installation.
Artistic Perceiving: Students will gain knowledge in design principles involving shape, color, contrast, value, and form.
Historical and Cultural Expression: show installation artists such as Kim Abeles
Aesthetic Valuing: the class will vote on a title for the art piece
Did the student design a shape for the installation?
Did the student paint at least two to three coats of tempera with an even texture?
Did the student cut 72 identical shapes?
Did the student put two strands together for the installation?
Show example of teacher’s ceiling hanging with all of the tints and shades of the color wheel. This gives the students something for them to match their colors to.
1) Organize students into groups of four to five. Each group will paint one of the twelve colors from the color wheel.
2) Each group is responsible for painting the pure color, three tints and three shades of that color.
3) The group will design three different shapes to cut for their color.
4) The groups need to paint enough for at least 72 pairs of shapes (total 144 shapes).
5) When the pieces are cut, the group will arrange the six pairs of cutouts onto strings (at least 3 feet long).
6) The pairs are sandwiched on the string with masking tape and white Elmer’s glue.
7) At the end of the string, students need to tie a washer on. This gives it more weight, so, that the strand will hang appropriately.
8) There should be twelve strands altogether for one color.
9) When the strands are finished, they need to be arranged and tied onto the embroidery hoop.
10) The teacher and a few volunteers help to attach two more strings (clear fishing line) to the hoop to create a cross section. These aides in hanging it from the ceiling. The teacher attaches another long string (about three feet) from the middle of the cross section.
11) To get the hoops to hang, from the ceiling, the panels are lifted up and then tied onto the metal bars. Put the panels back and the hoop should be able to hang
Students will name the art piece. The teacher will ask for suggestions and write them on the board. The class will then vote and which ever name gets the most votes will become the title of the piece.
A marbled piece of paper will be passed around for everyone to put their signature on. The title will be placed at the top. The paper will be framed and will be put on a wall close to the installation.
Did the student follow the criteria?
Did the student put a considerable amount of effort into the art piece?
Is there a high level of craftsmanship?
Overall, is the class happy with the project?
Room Set-up and Clean-up Procedures:
Students will place work in designated class drawer.
Students will leave desks cleaned off for the next class.