1st Grade Q4 Wk32-35

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level1st
Week #32-35
Unit of InstructionGiraffes Can't Dance
Standard(s) Taught

I can tell you how an idea gets turned into art. VA.1.C.2.1
I can identify connections between art and other school subjects.  VA.1.H.3.1
I can follow the teacher’s directions to create art projects.  VA.1.F.3.2 1 
I can use my art skills to make 2-D and 3-D art.  VA.1.S.3.1

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Today I will learn about LINE and SHAPE, so that I CAN use the GUIDED DRAWING technique to draw a GIRAFFE using MARKER inspired by the book, Giraffes Can’t Dance.
• Today I will learn about CURVED LINES, so that I CAN position different sections of the drawing to make the giraffe have MOVEMENT or appear to be dancing.
• Today I will learn about VALUE and TEXTURE, so that I CAN blend white with blue paint to create TINTS. I’ll also SCRATCH away lines of paint to reveal colors underneath for my grass.

Classroom Activities
  1. Students watch the read aloud, “Giraffes Can’t Dance,” and we discuss the illustrations
  2. Trace a cup or container with a pencil for the moon. Fill with WHITE paint.
  3. Paint around the white moon with LIGHT BLUE then BLUE paint, blending with the white to create a glow.
  4. Draw a HORIZON line with the blue paint. Fill space above blue line with blue sky. Fill below line with YELLOW paint.
  5. Paint over yellow paint with GREEN paint and immediately scratch lines or blades of grass using the back end of the brush.
  6. Students follow directed drawing then color spots, cut and glue giraffe to background.
  7. Artsonia.
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