Erin, I think Miro is a good choice. When I use his work with 1st gr, we
incorporate what we have learned about the five kinds of line- horizontal,
vertical, dotted, diagonal, and curved.
We identify them and subject as well. We then use chalk and rub with
cotton, and then black paint to create our art. They also need to use the 5
kinds of lines, or as many as they can. You can tie it in with family,
animals, whatever you would like to have them be able to better relate to
their subject. We have talked about symbols in art, and I use a heart or
smiley face as an example, but symbolim is still a bit of a foreign concept
to them at that age. They use them, but don't understand that they are
using them- in my experience with them. Adding color is is a good idea, but
I usually stick with the black lines and chalk for that, and would consider
adding color only if you are going to use more than one class period. my 2
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erin Frawley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:54 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] 1st grade lesson
I need a really good first grade lesson however I have not worked with 1st
grade in sometime. I do have an idea of what I would like to do but I'm not
sure if what I have in mind is appropriate for 1st grade. I wanted to show
them Joan Miro's work and discuss his use of line, shape and color. How his
shapes are simple and represent something. Then have them use black marker
to create the shapes and color it in. They can add more lines and color in
the background to create interest. I was going to talk about some of his art
work has long titles and have them name their drawing when they were
complete. What do you think?
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