Classes/Assignments

6th GRADE ART

Instructor
Holly Ellis
Department
Grade 6

Course Description

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN ART THIS WEEK???

Unit 5 - Color Theory & Painting

POP SELFIE

Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Value

Principles of Design: Contrast, Variety, Pattern, Unity

Example of Finished Artwork:

Content Objective: 

We will learn about color theory and different painting techniques to produce a pop selfie portrait. 

I will create a POP SELFIE by combining different painting techniques with color theory. I will create a pattern relief for the background and use Elements of Art : Line, Shape and Color to paint

 

Language Objective: 

Listening: Demonstrate how to create a relief background using hot glue, and acrylic and watercolor paint.

Learning Strategies: Learn how to transfer my face onto a canvas using the transfer technique.

Speaking: Students will speak to each other about patterns, color mixing and shadow hatching.

 

Direct Instruction/Lesson Presentation: 

TAKE A SELFIE”S PRIOR TO DAY 1: take a selfie photo with teacher’s phone or send one of your own. 

 

Day 1 - 2 – SELFIE TRANSFER: have printouts ready of each student’s selfie. Demonstrate how to trace the lines of the face (mark highlights), hair and shirt with black sharpie marker. Also trace the values in the  hair and shirt. Demonstrate how to transfer to the canvas. Prepare canvas for paint by tracing over the transfer with black sharpie.(use peach pencil for the highlights in the face)


BACKGROUND RELIEF: Demonstrate how to create a pattern using the hot glue gun. Allow students to create on the canvas in the background only. Choose a color for your background. You may do a variety of tints, tones and shades of that color. Ex: blue, blue/green, light green

Day 3 – TINT RELIEF: Demonstrate how peel off the hot glue and tint the white using the same color of background but with watercolor. Wipe areas on top of acrylic.

 

Day 4 – SKIN: Demonstrate how to mix a tint of the skin tone of your choice. This will be for the highlights. TINT = hue + white (for highlights) skin color hue of choice for rest of skin area.

Remind them to look at the portrait notes, and have students carefully paint these in these marked areas, blending in between. 

 

Day 5 – CLOTHES: demonstrate how to mix the tint & tone of the clothes.

TINT = hue + white (highlights)

TONE = hue+grey (shadows)

Paint the shirt using these values in the places provided. Blending in between. This will give the shirt more dimension and be less flat.

 

Day 6 -7 – HAIR & EYEBROWS & WHITES OF EYES (teeth if needed): demonstrate how to pick color of hair (must be complementary color of background color) Remind how to mix the tint, tone, shade of the hair.

TINT = hue + white (highlights)

TONE = hue+grey (neutrals)

SHADE = hue + black (shadows)

Paint the hair using these values in the places provided. Blending in between. This will give the hair more dimension and be less flat.

 

Day 8 – EYES & LIPS: demonstrate how to paint the iris of the eyes, paint the lips.

 

Day 9 – SHADOW HATCHING & DETAILS: demonstrate how to add shadow hatching with black sharpie. Also add tiny details to finish the piece.

 

Scripted Questions: 

What is color?

What is a color wheel?

What is a color scheme?

What is color theory?

How can you create contrast?

How does color affect mood?

Why does the artist need to understand color harmony?

What different media can an artist use in painting?

What are different techniques that can be used?

How does the artist consider which method of painting is best for their art style?

How does an artist’s series show style based on their palette?

Art Vocabulary: 
Color: primary colors, secondary colors, intermediate/tertiary colors, warm colors, cool colors, color scheme, monochromatic, analogous, triad, complementary, split complementary, neutral, tints, shades, intensity, hue, tone, harmony, mood, emphasis, contrast

Painting: oil-based paints, water-based paints, tempera paint, palette, transparent, opaque, translucent, abstract, texture, palette knife, impasto, resist, underpainting, acrylic paint, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brush, glaze, wash, matte, luminous, layering, stippling, watercolor 

 

Assessment of learning (formative/summative):

The students learned about color theory and different painting techniques to produce a pop selfie portrait. 

 

The students created a POP SELFIE by combining different painting techniques with color theory. They used Elements of Art : Line, Shape and Color to paint.

 

Lesson Materials: 

SELFIE, 9x12 canvas, hot glue, watercolors, black sharpie, peach colored pencil, stamps, acrylic paints, watercolors, paint brushes.