Q2W18-22Dec16- K

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade LevelK
Week #18
Unit of InstructionMarva's Op Art Measles;Positive and Negative Space, Portrait, Optical Illusion
Standard(s) Taught
  •  I can create art and share it with others.  VA.K.C.1.1
  • I can explain how making art can help people express ideas and feelings.  VA.K.H.1.3
  • I can make art to show ideas in math, science, reading, and social studies.  VA.K.H.3.1
  • I can tell the difference between the real and imaginary things I see in artwork.  VA.K.F.1.2


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Today I will learn about SPACE, so that I CAN create NEGATIVE SPACE with the colored paper and POSITIVE SPACE with the white paper.
• Today I will learn about PORTRAITS, so that I CAN draw a face with EXPRESSION.
• Today I will learn about OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, so that I CAN make art that plays tricks on the eye.

Classroom Activities

We will read,  It’s Me, Marva! by Marjorie
Priceman and discuss Op art and optical illusions.

Students will create a portrait using negative space and add details with
crayon. After painting green dots on the back of the portrait,  students will be able to flip between the green dots and portrait sides of their paper to see if their portrait has the illusion of measles like Marva had.

Start the portrait by creating the part of the project that is NOT the head: the negative space
around the head. Fold a 6” x 12” piece of colored sulphite paper in half the tall way. Draw
the contour line of one side of the head by drawing a curved line down the paper with a
bump for the ear. Cut out the head. Discard the head shape and keep the negative space piece. Cut the two sides of the negative space shape apart. Glue your negative space shapes to the
sides of a piece of white sulphite paper. Draw a surprised face, similar to Marva’s
expression, using a black crayon. Think about how you look when you are surprised. What happens to your eyes, eyebrows and mouth? Add the hair of your choice. Paint dots.

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