4th Grade Q3Wk20-28

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level4
Week #20-28
Unit of InstructionDandelion Wishes & Artwork Inspired by Spoken Word Speaker
Standard(s) Taught
I can use ideas to put personal meaning into my artwork.  VA.4.C.1.1
I can examine and apply creative solutions to solve an artistic problem.  VA.4.F.1.2
I can use a variety of resources and art skills to improve my artwork.  VA.4.O.2.1
I can apply meaning and relevance to document myself or others in artwork.  VA.4.O.3.1
I can use tools and materials to achieve diverse effects in my artwork.  VA.4.S.1.1
I can organize the structural elements of art to achieve an artistic goal.  VA.4.S.2.1
I can plan, produce, and practice my art.  VA.4.S.3.2
Artwork inspired by speaker
I can create art to promote awareness of school and/or community concerns VA.4.F3.1


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • I can use disk  tempera  effectively to paint by background with colors inspired from daylight or twilight. 
  • I can create the implied texture of a dandelion with line.
  • I can create a silhouette with proportions in mind of facial features and a hand.
  • I can create the illusion of movements with placement of my lines.
Classroom Activities

Students will sketch a profile and hand silhouette. They will also sketch in seed heads and loose seeds blowing away. Students will then paint their backgrounds using disk tempera and sprinkle some water droplets while the paint is partially dry. Next, they will paint the silhouette and use sharpie markers for the fine details of the dandelion seeds. Last, students will add in a poem or wishes  to their dandelions. Students will upload their artwork to Artsonia along with a title and statement.

Students will have an assembly from a spoken word poet to help inspire them. They will create artwork to demonstrate what positive message they learned.

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