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Art Lesson on Sky Color interpretation

Thursday Nov 26 12:25 - 2:00 pm

Classroom Connection:
We are exploring Peter Reynolds stories on self-awareness, exploration,
and self-confidence. This connects with Anti-Bullying week and the twist
this year is that if you are happy with yourself and confident, you will not
have a need to bully others and will have respect. This lesson also builds
on students previous knowledge of colours taught earlier.

General Learning
Outcomes

Students will:

Students will use media and techniques, with an emphasis on exploration and direct
methods in painting

Specific Learning
Objectives

Students will:
Use simple brush skills: holding and unloading the brush, applying paint, cleaning the
brush
Paint directly without preliminary sketching
Use paint in combination with other media and techniques (picture added on
afterwards)
Paint using experimental methods
Create imagery of the sky; using water colour paint they will dribble and drop
colour blending it to their liking

Materials

Prep before lesson:


1. Digital camera to retake pictures
2. Pictures printed
Mini Lesson before art room:
3. Sky Color book by Peter Reynolds
4. Smartboard file with real images of the sky
Art room supplies to prep at lunch in the art room:

5. Puck paints in trays (bright colours no black)


6. Manilla paper
7. Paint brushes
8. Containers for water
9. Paper towels
10. Rags and soap
Procedure
Introduction

Assessment Methods
Read Sky Color by Peter Reynolds
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Body of Lesson

Discuss the pictures (Colours they see and the sky


at different times of the day)
Prompts:
What time of day do you think this is?
What colours do you see? Why do they mix and
blend well?

View notebook file: images of sky


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Share with students that we will be creating our own


sky color artwork
Have the students close their eyes and image what
their sky will look like (create own image in head)

Observational:
Are the students
engaged and
answering prompts?

Formative oral
feedback:
Do they understand
instructions? Can they
repeat back?

Transition to art room


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Have students stand around demo table


Set clear expectations:
We do not lean on the table or touch any of the
paints. We do not talk when I am talking. We use our
listening skills.
Demo art lesson:
Make water colour paints really soupy but not
making a mess
Show how to use brush to dribble colour
Remind students to start with light colours and work
your way to the darker colours
Remind students that this will take time and patience
and that we want to take pride in our work and do
our best
Encourage the sharing of paints

Check for
understanding:
Thumbs up if you
understand! Any
questions?

Conclusion

Leave paintings on side to dry

Observational:

(5 min.)

Students help clean up

Are they helping clean


up? Do they
understand their job?

Wash brushes
Wash tables

Soapy water for hands


Students sit quietly in a line waiting to return to the
class when done

Return to classroom with paintings and place on carpet


Students will cut out self from pre-printed photos and
glue on painting (like book)
I do you do explanation (show them how to first)
Attention grabber: hands on head, eyes on me
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Sponge Activity

Reflection Notes:

Hand out pictures and have them cut first


Then have the students glue on the back and paste
onto the picture like in the book

Silent reading from book bins (class routine)

Have they cut out and


glued their picture
correctly? Is their
name on it?