## Middle School Lesson Plans

Teacher: Sarah Culver

Lesson Title: Creating the Same Subject in 3 Mediums

Length of Class: 2 Days

Grade: 6th Grade

Prior Learning: Students will need to be familiar with how to make patterns, draw in pencils, and have some knowledge of using paint.

Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.

Essential Question(s): How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective?

Learning Objectives:

Standards:

VA: Cr2.1.6 Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

Language Function: describe

Language Demand: Students will discuss the paintings.

Vocabulary Terms:

Materials:

Resources:

Motivation:

DESIGN DAY

The student review with the teacher what abstract is, what the lines of the design are, and what patterns are. Students will provide answers to different examples of each concept, with the teacher guiding the students as needed. The students work on their two different designs to use. When they are done with both designs, choose one to translate onto the watercolor paper in pencil.

FINAL DAY

The teacher demonstrates how students can divide their piece of paper up using tape, and the different placements that they can put the tape in. The students are encouraged to suggest to the teacher any possible ways. The teacher states that each section should be roughly the same size - no obviously large sections or tiny ones. The teacher chooses students to demonstrate how to use the different mediums, as students have used them previously.

Recap and Transition: The teacher will ask the students what is expected for them to finish for today’s class. Once they answer correctly and all are listening, the teacher lets me begin to work.

Engagement: Students will be given at least two days to work on their projects; if more time is needed, the teacher will extend as needed.

Assessment:

Citations:

Three Mediums Drawing Lesson - High School/Middle School Drawing Lesson. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2020, from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Three-Mediums-Drawing-Lesson-High-SchoolMiddle-School-Drawing-Lesson-4659505.

This is where I got the idea of the project from.

Lesson Title: Creating the Same Subject in 3 Mediums

Length of Class: 2 Days

Grade: 6th Grade

Prior Learning: Students will need to be familiar with how to make patterns, draw in pencils, and have some knowledge of using paint.

Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.

Essential Question(s): How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective?

Learning Objectives:

- Students will design an abstract pattern to use in pencil on drawing paper.
- Students will draw their final design on mixed media paper and divide it into four sections.
- Students will use three different mediums (watercolor pencils, colored pencils, and thin markers) in their paintings.

Standards:

VA: Cr2.1.6 Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

Language Function: describe

Language Demand: Students will discuss the paintings.

Vocabulary Terms:

- Pattern
- Lines of Design
- Dotted
- Dashed
- Zig Zag
- Straight
- Curvy
- Castle
- Bumpy
- Loop De Loop
- Waves

- Directions
- Diagonal
- Parallel
- Vertical
- Horizontal

Materials:

- Watercolor Paints
- Colored Pencils
- Oil Pastels

Resources:

- Line of Designs exemplar
- Line Directions exemplar
- Teacher exemplar

Motivation:

DESIGN DAY

The student review with the teacher what abstract is, what the lines of the design are, and what patterns are. Students will provide answers to different examples of each concept, with the teacher guiding the students as needed. The students work on their two different designs to use. When they are done with both designs, choose one to translate onto the watercolor paper in pencil.

FINAL DAY

The teacher demonstrates how students can divide their piece of paper up using tape, and the different placements that they can put the tape in. The students are encouraged to suggest to the teacher any possible ways. The teacher states that each section should be roughly the same size - no obviously large sections or tiny ones. The teacher chooses students to demonstrate how to use the different mediums, as students have used them previously.

Recap and Transition: The teacher will ask the students what is expected for them to finish for today’s class. Once they answer correctly and all are listening, the teacher lets me begin to work.

Engagement: Students will be given at least two days to work on their projects; if more time is needed, the teacher will extend as needed.

Assessment:

- Did the students draw at least two different designs before choosing one for their final design?
- Did students design an abstract pattern?
- Did the students divide the final design into three sections?
- Did the students use all three mediums as required?

Citations:

Three Mediums Drawing Lesson - High School/Middle School Drawing Lesson. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2020, from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Three-Mediums-Drawing-Lesson-High-SchoolMiddle-School-Drawing-Lesson-4659505.

This is where I got the idea of the project from.