Observational Drawing

A Whole lot of Cups! Observational Drawing.

 

Unit Theme: observational drawing

Goal(s): students will understand how to make objects look more three-dimensional by creating value and shadow. 

Overview: Students will look at how artists created still lives during a power point. Then, students completed a value worksheet in which they practiced creating value and shadows on objects to make them look more three-dimensional. Students were than able to move on to creating their own still lives. They worked with their table mates to set up their still life of cups. Spotlights were turned on so that students were able to see value and shadows. Finally, students were able to use their own creativity in creating a background to finish off their drawings.

Grade: 6

Lesson Objectives:
Objective 1: Student will demonstrate an understanding of value and shadow in a drawing.
RI GSE VAD 1–1:Students demonstrate knowledge and application of Visual Art and Design concepts.
NCAS Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Objective 2: Students will create an art piece that demonstrates knowledge of the following elements and principles of art and design: overlap, proportion, and composition.
RI GSE VAD 1–2:Students demonstrate knowledge and skill of media, tools, techniques, and processes of Visual Art and Design
NCAS Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Objective 3:Student was able to complete their still life in a unique way.
RI GSE VAD 3–1:Students demonstrate the ability to communicate in the language of Visual Art and Design
NCAS Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Obective 4: Student reflected upon their own work in the exit slip.
RI GSE VAD 4–1:Students reflect upon, analyze and evaluate the work of self and others
NCAS Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work

Evaluation:
1. Student will demonstrate an understanding of value and shadow in a drawing.
2. Students will create an art piece that demonstrates knowledge of the following elements and principles of art and design: overlap, proportion, and composition.
3. Student was able to complete their still life in a unique way.
4. Student reflected upon their own work in the exit slip.