(Above are student samples of the project)
Title: “Starry Night” It’s Elementary!
Topic: collage, art history
Goals and Objectives:
- Students will use line to describe a cityscape.
- Students will fill in areas of paper with solid marker.
- Students will identify themes in music to themes in fine art.
- Students will apply pressure to oil pastel to create different tones.
- Students will identify and draw cityscapes.
Strand I: Product/Performance for Drawing
A.1. Select and apply two-dimensional media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas and solve challenging visual art problems.
Grade K - Produce a line using crayon, pencil, or marker
Grade 1 - Fill an area with solid color/value using crayon, pencil, or marker
Grade 2 - Change pressure to create two values using crayon or pencil
Strand I: Product/Performance for Subject Matter: Functional Art
B. 3. Communicate ideas about subject matter and themes in artworks created for various purposes
Grade 2 - Design a building that serves a function in the community and includes building parts (e.g., roof, walls, door, windows, surface material)
Strand I: Product/Performance for Theme
C.3. Communicate ideas about subject matter and themes in artworks created for various purposes.
Grade 1 - Create original artwork that communicates ideas about the following themes:
· People (e.g., self, family, friends)
· Animals (e.g., pets, farm, zoo, wild)
· Things (e.g., toys, tools, food)
Grade 2 - Create an original artwork that communicates ideas about the following themes:
· Places (e.g., school, home, stores, neighborhood, countryside)
Strand II: Elements and Principles – Line
A.1. Select and use elements of art for their effect in communicating ideas through artwork.
· Grade 1 - Identify and use straight, curved, thick, and thin lines
· Grade 2 - Identify and use zigzag, dotted, and wavy lines
Strand V: Historical and Cultural Contexts That Describe Characteristics of Artworks
B.1. Compare and contrast artworks from different historical time periods and/or cultures
· Grade 1 - Compare and contrast two artworks on: Subject matter, Use of line, color, and shape
· Grade 2 - Compare and contrast two artworks on: Subject matter, Media, Use of line, color, shape, and texture, Theme, Purpose of art in culture
Strand IV: Interdisciplinary Connections That Connect Visual and Performing Arts
A.1. Explain connections between visual art and performing arts.
· Grade 2 - Compare patterns in music to patterns in artworks
Grade: 1st and 2nd
Length of Class Period: 55 min.
Frequency of Class Period: once a week
Time Needed: three class periods
Facility & Equipment Requirements:
- One computer lap top
- Room with good lighting
- Large tables, approximately ten, each seating four students
- Two sinks
- Dry erase board
- Drying racks
- Cabinets for storage
- Projector for viewing computer video, CDs and DVDs
|(My own "Starry Night" painted ten years ago.)|
- Power point about Vincent Van Gough
- Youtube link to Don McClean’s song “Starry, Starry Night” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJjNAn84hTM
- Sample of prototype for the chalkboard/interactive whiteboard
- "Starry Night by Grimm" for discussion about artists who are influenced by Vincent Van Gough
Materials Per Student:
- Grey, royal blue, and black construction papers (new full sized sheets)
- Star stickers
- A variety of oil pastels, one box per two students
- White glue
- Pencil and permanent black ink marker
Motivation- Looking and Talking Activity: I will share with the students a song written by Don McClean and a painting that I created based upon Van Gough's "Starry Night." We will discuss how artists influence each other.
Step-by-Step Studio Activity Specifics:
- Students will be introduced to Van Gough's painting of a village.
- Students will then discuss the similarities between artists who are influenced by "Starry Night."
- Students will then be asked to compare the similarities and differences between villages and cities.
- Students will be given black construction paper to cut out a silhouette of a city skyline.
- Students will then use oil pastels to color windows in their cityscape.
- Students will glue down their silhouettes to a larger piece of purple or royal blue construction paper.
- Then they will add a sheet of grey paper to the bottom of their cityscape.
- Then students will add star stickers, color dashed lines in the night sky etc...
- Students will draw in pencil a busy street scene and outline this with black marker before coloring in their cars and people.
Special Needs Adaptations:
Modifications for the hard-of-hearing or deaf student:
- Student will be seated closer to instructor so they will be better equipped to hear instructions or read lips
- Student will be provided with written instructions so that they read about the discussions and demonstrations
- The instructor may use a amplification devise provided by the school or student’s parents
Modifications for the student with limited vision or blindness:
- Students will be allowed to observe samples of art projects with their hands and for extended periods of time
- Students will be provided with safe tools and one-on-one guidance during a demonstration of the project
- The project may be slightly adjusted to accommodate the student’s limitations or for safety reasons
- Student will be given ample time to exist classroom before large crowds gather outside of the classroom.
Modifications for students with mild brain injury:
- Students will be provided with duplicate instructions for home and school. Student will not need to remember to carry home materials to review.
- Students will be given ample time to exist classroom with a pre-determined aid or peer before the official end of a class.
- Instructor will provide for parent e-mail communication concerning the progress and needs of their student.
- Student may be given special seat assignment in order to enable his participation in class appropriately. Specific peers may be better equipped to articulate projects visually for this student.
Health & Safety Concerns: There are no health and safety concerns for this project.
Cleanup Time & Strategy: Students will be instructed to put away art materials neatly in their containers, clean off their tables, and recycle their trash two minutes prior to dismissal.