Painting With Tempera Grade 3-12Date______
Color Wheel DesignGrade ______
National Standards for the Visual Arts (1ab,2b)
Instructional Objectives- Students will learn to properly use brushes, construct Templates, and utilize their templates to create a unique design. Standard 1ab: Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices. Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas. Students will create a color wheel and learn to recognize how the colors relate to each other. Students will use primary colors to mix secondary colors. Students will create a symmetrical design using warm and cool colors. Content Standard 2b: Students employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas.
Set- Tell students that the project that they are working about to begin will be a surprise. They will not know what it is until they are almost finished. When there is extra time students play the color game, recognizing complementary, analogous, primary, secondary, and intermediate colors. Student captains are asked questions about analogous, complementary, etc. to earn points for their teams.
Instruction- Students follow the teachers directions for folding their paper into 16 rectangles. Students outline the rectangles. The teacher should take this opportunity to talk to students about the right way to use their paintbrushes. Students should not touch the hairs. Students should always paint with smooth strokes and not waste paint by painting the inside of the cup. They should only use the tips of the hairs to paint. Pass out the red and blue paint and explain to students that they will need a red, a violet, and blue rectangle.
Supervised Practice: Students use red first. The teacher will check to make sure students are using their brushes correctly and keeping in pace as a class. Have students put the red brush in the sink and pick up a clean brush to use with the blue. After painting the blue rectangle students mix purple in the red cup by adding a small amount of blue at a time.
Students will purple, orange, and green in the same manner, using only the primary colors. When the paint is dry, tell students that they will create a color wheel design. Students will draw any shape as a silhouette on an index card. Students will cut the shape out and then trace it onto each colored rectangle. After cutting out the colors they will be arranged in a circle and glued onto a new sheet.
Independent practice: Students create a warm and cool color composition using tempera paint. Half of the paper should show warm colors and the other half should show cool colors. The design will consist of a symmetrical flower vase.
Alternative/ Supplemental Activity- Students that finish early can clean up and help others.
Materials- Color Wheel as visual aid, 18x24" or larger paper, Tempera paints, Brushes, Fine point black markers, Pencils, Erasers, Scissors, and Glue