5 Class Periods
|Block Party, Fourth Grade Art Lesson|
“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?
Can one really explain this?
No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” -Pablo Picasso
- Through follow along demonstration have students draw top block. Begin middle blocks.
- Vocabulary discussed during this demonstration: perspective, parallel lines, vertical line, and horizontal line.
- Finish middle blocks with follow along demonstration.
- Reinforce the idea of parallel lines (two lines that run side by side and never cross).
- Continue follow along demonstration to create bottom three blocks.
- Students may add additional blocks if they feel comfortable with concept.
- Discuss with students how light and shadow help make a two-dimensional drawing appear three-dimensional.
- As a class plan out the light and shaded sides of each cube.
- Have students paint the hue (pure color) side of cube.
|Student painting hue side of cube.|
- Discuss with students how to correctly mix a tint (white + color) and shade (color + black).
- Have students paint the sides of the cubes corresponding to the way light would be hitting the object.
- Have students outline blocks with black oil pastel to sharpen edges.
- Discuss complementary colors schemes with students (colors oppositie on color wheel: red and green, orange and blue, yellow and violet).
- Have students paint background of composition using correct complementary color scheme for their piece. Students were allowed to use a tint, shade or hue of the complementary.
Example of Student Work: