All about Color is a group of art lessons based on the likeness of Wassily Kandinsky.Artist in history-Wassily KandinskyDefinitions of art terminologyCreation of color wheel- directions,supply list, examplesCreation of a painting using shades-directions, supply list, examplescreation of a painting using tints-directions,supply list, examplesCreation of a monochromatic painting, directions, supply list, examplesCreations of a full color painting- directions, supply list, examples
Read the book "When Pigasso Met Mootisse" and discuss how Mootisse uses large blocks and shapes of color to create images that jump off the page. Discuss the actual artist Matisse and how the book is loosely based on his life and art. Show students how to use scissors to create organic shapes. I also showed them how sometimes the negative portion of a paper (aka- the SCRAP) is just as cool as the shape they cut out! They were pretty excited about that and started glueing those on too…
Story quilts were first made by slaves as a diary of events in their lives. This art lesson incorporates the art standards using the shape element of art, learning about different cultures, and art history. The art project is a paper collage in the applique style of Harriet Powers born a slave.After the contents page is the introduction of Harriet PowersPage 6 Supply ListPage 7 Directions and examplesPage10 Exhibition suggestionPage 11 Thank you page
The Nutcracker and Edgar Degas contains an introduction, background information on the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Ballet in the 1800's, and the ballerina paintings of Edgar Degas. There is a sketching lesson with two art lessons, supply lists, critical thinking questions, directions with examples.