This elements and principles of art unit includes 5 Lessons with the last one being a culminating project.
3 Mini-Canvas Presentations:
Emotion of Line
Rhythm of Line
Shape and Emphasis
Introduction to Kandinsky Presenation
Creating Art from Music Lesson
Culminating Project Abstract Oil Pastel using knowledge gained from previous 4 lessons and describing use of Elements and Principles in Evaluation.
Emotion of Line Description:
The next lesson probes further in the communication of visual arts by having the students create line designs that convey an emotion. The presentation takes them through line animations and design examples that communicate feeling. The students then create 4 thumbnails with worksheet provided based on four emotions, re-create their best emotion design onto the final composition and evaluate themselves on how well they were able to convey the emotion in their designs.
Rhythm of Line Description:
This lesson students how to create rhythm, pattern, variety and movement in line designs, using Zentangle patterns as a jumping off point. Students will create thumbnail designs, use those thumbnails to create a final design on their first composition and then self-evaluate based on the criteria of rhythm, pattern, variety and movement.
Shape and Emphasis Description:
This Lesson describes the element of shape and the principle of emphasis through the use of artist's work and how they create emphasis in their work. Students will create thumbnail designs each showing emphasis using a different method; Placement, Direction/Movement, Size and Color. They will then use those thumbnails to create a final composition cut from paper. Students will self-evaluate based on the criteria creating emphasis using the 4 methods described above.
47 Page PowerPoint with 2 Lessons on Line
32 Page PowerPoint on Shape
Presentation Notes of all presentations
Line and Rhythm Thumbnail Sheet
Emotion of Line Thumbnail Sheet
Shape and Emphasis Thumbnail Sheet
Student Self-Evaluation Sheets:
Line and Rhythm Student Evaluation
Emotion of Line Student Evaluation
Shape and Emphasis Student Evaluation
3 Doodle Starter Idea Sheets (with 12 three step doodle ideas)
Student examples of finished work included in presentation of all lessons.
80+ Pages not including presentation notes.
Intro to Kandinsky and Music and Art Lesson Description:
Students learn to use the emotion of line, shape and color to create abstract artwork while listening to 4 different forms of music.
Many abstract artisits including Wassily Kandinsky, the father of abstract art, used music to create their artwork and Kandinsky's art is used as a jumping off point.
23 page powerpoint
PDF of powerpoint with notes
4 YouTube links to 4 styles of music.
Examples of student artwork based on music selections in presentation
19 Page Introduction to Kandinsky Presentation and Critique Sheet
Culminating Oil Pastel Lesson Description:
Students create a black and white composition using the set of instructions included in the powerpoint. Even though they are all using the same instructions, each design will come out differently. Using oil pastels and black markers students then use their knowledge of color schemes, line and shape type and other elements of art to create principles of art in their design. For the assessment students will define color schemes used and describe elements that were used to create principles of art.
30 page powerpoint
Includes short review of emotion of line, color schemes and principles of art
Examples of student artwork in process
Examples of final student artwork
2 page evaluation
Oil Pastel Technique suggestions worksheet
Elements & Principles definition worksheet
Color Scheme Plan worksheet
160 Pages Total