Complementary Colors will be introduced throughout this abstract painting lesson. The students will learn which colors are recognized as the three sets of Complementary Colors, and how to locate these color sets on the color wheel. This lesson will incorporate the Complementary Color Theory in two ways. The three color sets will be used within the painting to represent the foliage of the three trees and three ground areas. In addition to that, each color set will be blended to create three different hues of brown, which will then be applied to the tree trunks and branches. Line and Pattern will be incorporated into the artwork and along with the use of Complementary Colors, the concept of abstraction within the artwork will be enhanced.
This art lesson has been prepared and developed for five 60-minute art periods. The lesson will easily be taught through the detailed PowerPoint slides and thorough lesson plans. The lesson plan procedure has been developed to guide the teacher and students instructionally through the lesson step-by-step. Instructional activities provide the opportunity for the students to practice techniques before applying them to their individual art projects. Extension activities are also included to enhance and further the students' learning experience, knowledge, and interest in the development of the subject matter. Definitions of concepts and terms are included and are checked for understanding through various written assignments. This project has been developed to be taught step-by-step so that the pieces and parts continually build to a beautiful and impressive completed art project for each student. An art project rubric has been included for evaluating the finished projects and student work effort.
Preparing for this lesson is very simple. Print enough copies of the student handouts and organize the art supplies needed for each day. Materials needed for this lesson are basic art supplies. (Tempera Paint and painting supplies, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, and black markers).