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Lesson Plans

Re: First-time Painters

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Robert Teslow (
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 23:55:22 -0600

Multi-cultural skin tone experineces in visual art are an observational
teaching approached presented to students in a continuing effort to
develop a positive dynamics among individuals in an art classroom/studio
that could model understanding and acceptance out of the studio.

•Engages students into personal identity, acceptance of diversity, and
mastery of color mixing and matching.

•Illustrates that skin tones are alternative combinations from the same


Sample tonal sample from each participant presented on one surface-
illustration board (signitures of all participants on board - in pencil-
to valid ownership ).

Individual uniform squares (6"x6" on 8"x10" format) of skin tone signed by

Individual uniform squares (6"x6" on 8"x10" format) of skin tone with
biographic information presented as a conributing compositional element.

Media: Including painting and printmaking.
Oil on canvas,acrylic on canvas/board, tempra on board, gauche on
board,watercolor on paper, oil pastel on board/paper, prismacolor on
board/paper, screen ink on paper.

Value study of multicultural skin tones.

Students select printed images of popular personalities (or their own
classmates) who's skin tones illustrate a nine scale value system.
Appropriated images are adhered to illustration board in sequence from
light to dark. The value of each image is rendered in pencil, charcoal,
conte, stippling, crosshatch, scratch board, and ink wash.

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