This 47 minute narrated video takes students step by step through the process of painting a pear from photographic reference. There is no cutting and coming back to it looking wonderful, it shows the entire process.
This is how I introduce my students to acrylic paint and it teaches students about how to control the viscosity of acrylic paint, how to blend from light to dark and glazing.
3 Page Lesson Plan with National Visual Arts Standards, Big Idea, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Objectives, Supplies, Instructional Materials, Final Outcomes and detailed process notes.
Student Self Evaluation
Photograph of Painted Pear to use for Reference
National Visual Arts Standards
• Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
• High School Standards:
VA:Cr1.1.HSI Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
VA:Cr1.2.HSI Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
VA:Cr2.2.HSI Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
VA:Cr3.1.HSII Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
VA:Re8.1.HSI Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.
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