Teaching art students about The Elements of Art is a necessity for every art teacher. This is a fun and educationally rich,student-tested lesson to add to your art curriculum! This 6 week Art unit was well liked by my 6th, 7th and 8th graders with a very high success rate. So much so that I will be using it again this year with my 6th graders! This resource packed product is age appropriate for grades 5-10.
This 118 page PDF product includes:
-11 LESSON PLANS covering: Line, Color, Shape, Space, Form, Texture and Value (with mini-lessons all to create an Art Elements Poster),and a final Art Elements drawing "Test" Lesson Plan
-14 HANDOUTS to Assist Teaching as the Instructor progresses through the weekly mini-lessons (and also to provide to absent students to help them get caught up!)
-9 WORKSHEETS/SKETCHBOOK ACTIVITIES to help students to increase their skills: Color Mixing, using Linear Perspective with 3 Viewpoints (Step-by-step Illustrated instructions) and How to Draw FORMS, 6 Techniques to Create the Illusion of Space in Artworks, How to Draw Visual and Tactile Textures, Value Shading with a Light Source and How to Create Color Values
-2 POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS- "Color Schemes" and "The Art Element Space" with supplemental handouts included.
-ART HISTORY and Final WRITING Activity Enrichment
-GRADING RUBRICS for Art Poster and Art Elements "Test" Final Drawing and 2 ANSWER KEYS for A Color Mixing Review Quiz and Color Vocabulary Quiz
- Plentiful COLOR EXAMPLES and finished Art Elements "Test" Drawings (which my students were so proud of at the end of the unit and so was I!)
- CORE Visual Arts Standards
Students illustrate their understanding of the Art Elements by creating fun and easy-to-teach mini-lesson designs in a variety of different art mediums for each Art Element on a poster. To demonstrate understanding at the end of the unit, students utilize higher level thinking skills to create an original drawing using their knowledge of each Art Element, comprehension of concepts and techniques taught, application of techniques and concepts learned, analysis of their outcome with a chance to refine and re-work their drawings, synthesis by using the art concepts and techniques in their own unique way and self-evaluation at the end through a writing assignment, or verbally to the teacher, if they are struggling writers. Really good stuff! And best of all, the kids loved their poster and final drawings!