Resources to Consider
Camera images, I created a folder on my desktop full of images and I created a sideshow that I showed on my Smart Board.
Visuals of cameras, still life images and examples of contour line drawings
Artist, Georgia O'keeffe (Any artist that draws or paints ordinary objects would be great, we just happened to be studying her work right before so it was a good way to tie together two units.)
Intended Grade Level(s): 3rd-6th
Estimated Class Period(s):4-6
Materials Required: Old/vintage cameras, one for each table or more, pencils, sharpies, white drawing paper, paint, brushes, water
Goals and Objectives: The goals of this lesson are technique and procedure based.
GLEs Accomplished In Lesson: 3rd Grade PP 1. B Paint lines and fill in shapes with even color using tempera (this is the main GLE I focused on for week 2-3).
Procedure (Guided Lesson, Instructions, etc):
Have a classroom discussion about still life. Demonstrate how to do a contour line drawing.
Project (Steps, Examples, etc):
Week 2. Students had to go back to their basic drawing sketches from week 1 and select a sketch to draw big on a piece of paper.
After they drew the camera, students outlined and added contrast in sharpie marker
They also had to 'draw' with yellow paint on a 12X18 piece of paper. This is a practice 'drawing/painting' for their larger camera still life painting next week. (I don't have images of this step)
All drawn by 4th grade.
We had to spread out on the floor to have room for this part. Students painted a large yellow outline on this HUGE paper. After painting the basic outline in yellow, students used florescent tempera paint to fill in the shapes. I had 1 brush in each color so that we didn't have to worry about spilling water buckets. I had 6 sets of colors sitting around the room on the floor for students to use.