2nd Grade Q4 Wk 32-35

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level2
Week #32-35
Unit of InstructionGiraffes Can't Dance
Standard(s) Taught

 I can find connections between creating with art ideas and creating with information from other subject areas. VA.2.H.3.1

 I can use different resources to get inspiration for art. VA.2.S.1.2

I can develop artistic skills by practicing with different materials, techniques, processes, and tools. VA.2.S.2.1 

I can follow the steps used to create art. VA.2.S.2.2

I can use art materials and techniques to create 2-D and 3-D artwork. VA.2.S.3.1

I can describe the difference between using my own ideas and someone else’s to create art. VA.2.S.3.3

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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