Lesson: Georgia O’Keefe Flowers Art Education Oshkosh Area School District Painting Level: 3rd Grade Unit: Melissa Harmon Teacher: Photos of Finished Product, O’Keefe paintings Objectives Materials/Resources Students will understand the life story of Georgia Getting to Know Georgia O’Keefe by Mike Venezia O’Keefe. Students will create their own Georgia flowers O’Keefe-style paintings. Students will demonstrate knowledge of complementary and analogous colors. Art Education Benchmarks-3rd Grade A1.3.1 Understand content vocabulary A1.3.3 Understand that art communicates the voice/style of the artist A1.3.4 Know and remember visual information Nature, Books, Illustrations, Reproductions, Photographs, Mass Media A1.3.5 Understand that an artist is sensitive to the visual world. Detail, Observation C1.3.1 Use the elements and principles of art and design to produce art. Line, shape/form, color, texture, space, balance, emphasis, unity, and repetition C1.3.2 Use various art media Painting, Drawing, Print Making, Ceramics, Mixed Media C1.3.3 Develop basic skills appropriate to media C1.3.4 Demonstrate Craftsmanship D1.3.2 Use basic art language and concepts that may include form follows function, less is more, originality, symmetry, and balance E1.3.1 Produce artwork to create meaning and communicate ideas Studio art forms, Design art forms, Arts and crafts, Sketches, models, and visual brainstorming G1.3.1 Know the importance of visual literacy Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge, Compare/Contrast, Create H1.3.1 Understand that critical observation impacts artwork Design, Quality, Production, Procedures I1.3.1 Understand that art communicates feelings and/or emotions Create, Reflect, Discuss L1.3.1 Develop original ideas and produce artwork Personal experiences, Nature, Other artists, Intuition, Media M1.3.1 Demonstrate the characteristics of a global citizen Uses time effectively, Listens attentively, Follows directions, Works independently, Shows respect, Cooperates with others Key Content Language-3rd Grade Painting Key Content Language: color, neutral, warm, cool, primary, secondary, complimentary, brushes, blending Drawing Key Content Language: design, line, shape, space, texture Other: tertiary, contrast, organic, hue Procedure Day One: Read Getting to Know Georgia O’Keefe. Demonstrate to students how to draw a flower like Georgia O’Keefe by concentrating on the inside of the flower and keeping the lines simple and organic. Have one large flower in the center of each table and the students will choose the flower they would like to draw. Demonstrate painting: Choose one primary or secondary color for the main color of the flower. Blend an analogous color into each petal, starting with one side, and getting truer to the original hue, closer to the other side. Day Two: Continue painting. Use the hue’s complementary color in a space where the background shows through next to the flower. *in between classes, the teacher mounts the painting onto a piece of railroad board Day Three: Hand students their pictures and have them describe their painting with one word, i.e: calm, firey, peace. Use that word to title the painting with a label. Share with the class!
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