Art Lesson SEASONS / LITERATURE - Spring Bird Song in Spring paper collage
Spring art lesson plan BIRD SONGS COLLAGE suits Grades 2-4 and introduces students to the wonderful media of paper collage, inspired by the illustrations of Eric Carle and the artworks of Henri Matisse.
This is a great art unit to combine with a Science inquiry focused on seasons (Spring) or animals (birds). Collage picture books have been suggested as reference among other resource links and a clear and comprehensive photo journal of each step of the process has been provided, along with student and teacher exemplars of work in progress and completed work. Presentation consists of 40 slides (pages).
This lesson plan focuses on:
- SHAPE - identify and use 2D shapes to compose artwork
- SPACE - Create space by layering shapes
- COLLAGE - gain experience and skill working with this medium
- STENCILS - gain experience and skill for making and working with stencils
Art Skills include: tracing stencils, cutting shapes, composing, gluing.
Enjoy the step-by-step instructions in this lesson, brimming with colour photographs of authentic student work. The examples in this unit were created by 7-8 year olds. Landscape layout suitable for viewing through data projector or can be used for independent viewing by senior primary students in a flipped programme.
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Suits: most mid primary/ elementary grades and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to use collage as an art medium
Learning intentions include: Identify main shapes in photographs, Create a stencil tracing*, Plan your composition, Create painted paper*, Select colour schemes, Show an understanding for the elements of SHAPE & SPACE, Develop technical skills for tracing, cutting, gluing and composing, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own knowledge, skills, progress and artwork. (*optional)
Media demonstrated: Collage
Materials used: paper and paint, scissors and glue
Also included in the PDF document, are:
- Learning Intentions for the IB PYP and NZC at level 3 / Phase 3 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides
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