In my painting class, I like to start their very first project with an abstract painting. By starting this way, I am not only introducing them to a style of art they may not be familiar with, but I am forcing them to loosen up by painting something they may have never thought of. There is less pressure to create an accurate portrait, or exactly copy the still life. Instead, the focus is on color, texture, and shape, which are concepts you need to grasp before successfully moving on.
In addition to working on painting basics, this lesson also includes a mini introduction to photo editing in Photoshop. Students learn basic ways of creating their own digital abstract works of art.
This file includes:
-Abstract Acrylic Landscape Lesson plan (including big idea, essential questions, objectives, national standards, supply list, and day to day how to)
-Abstract Acrylic Landscape PowerPoint
-Abstract Acrylic Landscape Photoshop Tips and How To worksheet
-Abstract Acrylic Landscape critique sheet
-Abstract Acrylic Landscape rubric
This is everything you need to plan and introduce this assignment. It's perfect for grades 7th to 12th and beyond.
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