Summary of Entire Unit
This unit plan will consist of three lesson plans which will be focused on the disciplinary aspect of painting involved in art. This unit plan will consist of the conceptual, psychomotor and affective domains by including the four components in art curriculum design; including art history, studio activities, critical reflection and formal aesthetics. The unit will teach students about such artists in history as Emily Carr, Vincent van Gogh, and First Nations artists. Students will be doing hands on activities to learn formal aesthetics of painting and will then reflect on the work that they have made and reflect back to the artist examples given and criteria given and compare works.
Rationale: This unit plan can be modified for almost any age group as they will be painting an organic shape. The lessons can go as complex with history and terms as the teacher sees fit. We chose to do a unit plan with the theme of Emily Carr style trees because it can be used any time of year. You can use it in the summer and modify the lesson by taking students outside to paint or do the lesson in winter and transform the trees into a festive decoration for the school. Painting pine trees can be fun for any age group and for some students with special needs they can work collaboratively on the painting. Working together to learn color, mixing, line and movement can be fun for the students and assist those who may need it. This project makes a great display in any school hallway or foyer and this will motivate the students to make the painting as they know the whole school will see it.
Lesson Plan 1 Summary: In the first lesson students will learn about three different artists and compare and contrast some of the artists’ works. In the introduction of this lesson the teacher will give prompting questions to get students thinking about the color, line and movement within the artwork. After giving a mini lesson on some brief background information on all the artists and then creating the discussion among students as to what exactly is in those example pieces shown; students will sketch those same components in their sketch book. They will describe briefly the three artists and draw the technical aspects learned. This allows students to now apply what they have just learned historically and esthetically. After sketching in books students will create a good copy drawing of a tree.
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Lesson # 1 Intro