5 Class Periods
|Burlap Shell Painting, Fifth Grade Art Lesson|
I found a great big shell one day.
Upon the ocean floor.
I held it close up to my ear.
I heard the ocean roar!
I found a tiny shell one day.
Upon on the ocean sand.
The waves had worn it nice and smooth.
It felt nice in my hand.
- Students completed an observational drawing of a shell.
- Students taped a piece of burlap to a drawing board.
- The observational drawing of the shell from the class before was transfered to the piece of burlap.
- Color theory was reviewed with students. Proper mixing of tints and shades was reviewed and practiced.
- Students painted their shell using a monochromatic color scheme. Students were asked to think about tints and shades as they painted.
- Burlap paintings were taken off drawing board and mounted to a piece of black tagboard.
- Students used paint chips in a complementary color scheme to create the background for the composition.
- Students used the final class period to put finishing touches on the shell. Students were asked to outline the shell carefully with black paint.
- Students filled out a self-evaluation on their project. Students were asked to reflect on use of composition, craftsmanship, effort, use of class time, and overall final appearance of project.