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Lesson Plan Grade Level:  1ST   Subject:  ART   Prepared by: Mary Goodoien

Introduction The students will learn how to create artwork emphasizing on color, lines and shapes. Also, discuss their artwork to the class and describe how the repeated use of colors, lines, and shapes creates a pattern in their artwork. To students will be introduced to the concepts of creating artwork using color, lines and shapes to create a turtle line drawing. Also, discuss their artwork and the how patterns where created using colors, lines, and shapes.Education Standards Addressed (Georgia Performance Standards or Georgia Early Learning Standards) VA1PR.6  The student creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.b. Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements (eg. Color, line, shape, form, texture)VA1AR.10 The student talks about h is or her artwork and the artwork of others.p. Describes how repeated colors, lines, shapes, forms, or textures can make a pattern in an artwork Teacher Directed Activity I will begin by asking the children what a line is and then have them draw some samples. I will point out patterns on classmate's shirts, on the wall, etc. Directed line drawing for the turtle: I will demonstrate by:
1. Drawing a large upside down letter "U"
2. Connecting the bottom with a slightly curved line. Then, make another line just above the bottom line.
3. For the belly of the turtle, create a scalloped edge by drawing little upside down bumps along the bottom line.
4. Add two letter "U's" for the feet.
5. Add a sideways "triangle" for the tail.
6. Add a head by putting your marker on the very bottom corner of the shell and drawing a large bubble shape. Make sure to keep the neck thin and the head big and round. If you want, you can add a mouth.
7. Fill in the turtle shell with lines, connecting the curved lines to make a patchwork of shells.
8. Now, fill in all the small sections in the shell with different patterns. Use hearts, zig-zags, bubbles, spirals, checkerboards, wavy lines, etc.
 Child Centered After drawing sample lines by observing patterns on classmate's shirts, on the wall, etc they will begin their directed line drawing for the turtle by:
1. Drawing a large upside down letter "U"
2. Connecting the bottom with a slightly curved line. Then, make another line just above the bottom line.
3. For the belly of the turtle, create a scalloped edge by drawing little upside down bumps along the bottom line.
4. Add two letter "U's" for the feet.
5. Add a sideways "triangle" for the tail.
6. Add a head by putting your marker on the very bottom corner of the shell and drawing a large bubble shape. Make sure to keep the neck thin and the head big and round. If you want, you can add a mouth.
7. Fill in the turtle shell with lines, connecting the curved lines to make a patchwork of shells.
8. Now, fill in all the small sections in the shell with different patterns. Use hearts, zig-zags, bubbles, spirals, checkerboards, wavy lines, etc.
Project ApproachThis activity gives students the opportunity to learn how to create artwork emphasizing on color, lines and shapes.  Also, introducing the concepts of creating artwork using color, lines and shapes to create a turtle line drawing.  When children enter the room, samples of completed artwork will be displayed in the room.  Also, if children want to preview more www.deepsparkle.com.  After completing this project, allow students to display their artwork around the perimeter of the room. Then, compare their artwork to other students.   Critical Thinking QuestionsHow many students artwork is similar? How many students artwork are different?How does your artwork compare to other students drawings?Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Samples of the turtle line art will be displayed in the room.  These turtle drawings will develop fine motor skills: drawing with a marker, cutting and pasting and establishing a sense of freedom with art. When done, the artwork will be displayed in the classroom.  I will have pattern samples on the board when the children enter the room.  Each child will be evaluated for how they created their turtle line art by emphasizing on color, lines and shapes on their turtles. Also, how they discussed their artwork with the class and described the patterns they created. For a child with special needs, I would have a selected child assist as necessary.  Since this activity will develop fine motor skills: drawing with a marker, cutting and pasting and establishing a sense of freedom with art, it is a great activity for a “special needs” child. Have a selected child assist as necessary. Materials Needed Drawing Paper
Black fine-tip marker (Sharpies make a dynamic statement)
Colored construction paper
Markers or Crayons
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