Lesson details

Grade
3
Subject

Visual & Performing Arts

Math

Topic

Geometry

Novice High-Creating Visual Arts

Novice Mid-Creating Visual Arts

Subtopic

Combine elements

Select and arrange elements to demonstrate principles of art

Recommended Technology: 

Screen or projector for discussing the work of artist Heather Galler.  We use an image from the artist's etsy site projected onto a large screen TV.

Other instructional materials or notes: 

9x12" sketch paper or copy paper
pencils
simple forms for still life such as cylindrical cans or jars, boxes, geometric forms
9x12" heavy paper suitable for painting
color and black Sharpie or other permanent markers
glitter tempera in primary and secondary colors
paintbrushes

Glitter, Glitz, and Heather Galler

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

After completing a traditional still life, students expand and apply their new skills by building a still life in the art room with simple forms.  This new drawing is embellished with shapes, lines, and color to create patterns, variety, and unity.

Essential Question: 

How do artists create patterns, variety, and unity with the elements of design?

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