I have to agree with the others who are telling you that you have too many
lessons and not enough time. I am lucky if we finish 10 to 12 projects in a
school year and I have the same amount of time per week with my students as
A great idea that has been thrown out there is to combine some of these ideas
into one lesson. For example, I do a project with my pre-Ks I call primary
lines (it is on IAD). They learn about line and paint different types with
black tempera. Then, they fill in around the lines with primary colors. Still,
this is a 2 day project.
On your list, you have Pop Art. Another lesson that I do is Andy Warhol color
theory animals (also on IAD). It combines many of the concepts you wish to
cover, such as primaries, secondaries, color mixing, monochromatic, warm and
cool, complementaries, space...
I am just giving you a few examples of lessons I do- come up with your own!
Most of my lessons take a minimum of 3-4 classes to finish. I have asked
several parents their opinions on the amount of work their kids bring home and
they have all told me that they prefer QUALITY over QUANTITY.
You CAN teach all of these concepts, but each in their own lesson? Doubtful
that you will have the time. Good luck!
>===== Original Message From Darren High <email@example.com> =====
>I'm in the process of planning out my art lessons for
>next year and would appreciate some input. The
>students (grades K-6) have art once a week for 40
>minutes so I have put together a list of general
>lessons I would like to cover over the 36 weeks.
>I have detailed lessons worked out for many of them,
>but for some I'm just thinking about concepts. Here's
>what I am planning:
>1. PRIMARY COLORS
>2. SECONDARY COLORS
>3. COLOR MIXING
>4. GEOMETRIC SHAPES
>5. VARIETIES OF LINE
>7. WARM & COOL COLORS
>8. COMPLEMENTARY COLORS
>9. ACTUAL & IMPLIED TEXTURE
>10. SCRATCH ART
>11. CRAYON RESIST
>12. CONTOUR LINE DRAWING
>13. SHADING SHAPES
>14. STILL LIFE DRAWING
>19. BLACK & WHITE ART
>20. VALUE SCALE
>21. MONOCHROMATIC PAINTING
>23. MUSEUM VISIT & ART CRITIQUING
>25. ANIMAL COLLAGE
>26. PERSONAL COLLAGE
>27. ONE-POINT PERSPECTIVE
>28. LANDSCAPE PAINTING
>30. POSITIVE & NEGATIVE SPACE
>31. RECYCLED MATERIALS SCULPTURE
>32. WIRE SCULPTURE
>33. CLAY PROJECT
>34. PAPIER-MACHE PROJECT
>35. POP ART
>36. SEQUENTIAL ART
>I may need to make some changes to this along the way.
> I am not sure that they will be able to complete the
>sculpture assignments within the time period so I may
>need to just have one multi-week sculpture assignment.
>The principal specifically requested that the students
>do murals in the building. I am also planning for a
>field trip to a local gallery for the students.
>I would appreciate any feedback on this list. Should
>I drop some assignments? Add some things? Should the
>order be altered?
>This is the first year that this school will be
>teaching art to grades K-6, so I am viewing this as a
>broad introduction to the basics of art for all the
>I'm trying to go for projects that teach the elements
>and principles of art as well as a wide variety of
>techniques and materials. I can change this at any
>point during the year, but I like to go in with a game
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