Create dramatic art with warm colors, a cool background, and complimentary colors. This simple three-step lesson gives students some intricate cutting practice and introduces silhouette as an art technique.
The lesson includes a tissue paper collage, line drawing, cutting, and collage technique. The complimentary colors and interplay of light and dark create a striking, dramatic effect.
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Harvest Moon Tree Silhouette is bundled
with two other lessons in Three Spooktacular Art Lessons for Halloween
This lesson includes the following:
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
- helpful tips for ensuring student success
This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis; and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
Students of varying abilities can be successful with this lesson, as it can be made more simple or more complex according to student needs.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Related art lessons:
Art With Autumn Leaves
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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