•  A Color Of Our Own
      
    Image Color of Our Own This lesson is based on the illustrations in the book A Color of His Own, by Leo Lionni. Students each produce a cut out chameleon in Lionni’s style and two pages of painted paper. They camouflage their chameleons in the painted paper. Both can be made into a class book or a bulletin board.
     
     
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • observe how author/illustrator Leo Lionni made the illustrations in his book, A Color of His Own.
    • consider how camouflage works and camouflage their chameleon.
    • create art in Leo Lionni’s style.
    • explore color mixing through painting;
    • discuss what a print is and make one.

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    Mouse Colors 
     
    Colors Students learn the primary colors and discover what happens when paints are mixed by experimenting on large paper. While their paintings dry, students read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Then a class graph is created to see which colors they found. Each student traces a “foot” on their dried painted paper, cuts it out and glues it to the color graph in the matching color column.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • name the primary colors.
    • discuss and experience painting.
    • discover what happens when the primary colors are mixed.
    • name the secondary colors.
    • differentiate painted colors and match to colors on a graph.


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     Mondrian Trees
     
    Trees
     
     
    Students learn about Piet Mondrian who painted trees all his life using different styles. They then draw and paint a tree in the style of Piet Mondrian. 
     
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    Objectives and assessment criteria
     
    Students will:
    • recognize the primary colors from Mondrian’s vertical and horizontal line paintings.
    • distinguish between realistic paintings and abstract paintings of Mondrian’s trees.
    • draw and paint their own trees using the “Y” shape in the tree trunk and branches.
     
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     Folded Lines

    Folded Lines Students learn about two different artists, Alexander Calder and Piet Mondrian. They compare the two types of art they used. They create their own 3D work of art combining these two artist styles.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn and use new art vocabulary.
    • compare two types of art--painting and sculpture.
    • create a work of art that has both 2D and 3D elements.
    • learn about two modern artists, Alexander Calder and Piet Mondrian.
    • space
       
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