Colour Theory ACHROMATIC ANIMALS video art lesson plan for grades 3-6
How to draw nocturnal animals like an OWL, TIGER and MOTH using an achromatic colour scheme. This is a fully narrated video tutorial that demonstrates all drawing steps in real time. Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to roam your classroom or home and support your students and children.
This lesson plan focuses on the Art Elements of:
- COLOUR - using achromatic schemes
- SHAPE - use shapes to compose drawings
- SPACE - foreground, middle ground and background
- TEXTURE - add marks to show fur or feathers
Benefits of using a video lesson:
- The lesson has already been tested
- All steps are viewable from start to finish
- Techniques are demonstrated
- Rewind and rewatch as many times as needed
- Narrated explanation adds depth to understanding art theories
- Its like having an art specialist in your classroom or home
- Encourages independence in learners and self management
- Allows for students to work at their individual pace
- Hosted on YouTube (unlisted) and accessed from the link in the PDF support document
- Not cluttering up your hard drive
- Added benefit of PL in Visual Art teaching for the purchasing classroom teacher
- Lockdown Remote Teaching: Limited permission is granted for the purchasing teacher only, to live stream through screen sharing with their class, strictly limited for remote teaching during a government mandated lockdown.
Use this lesson to support & extend learning for students in a Science topics focused on animals (Sharing the Planet), or use as a response with a Literature study.
Stream the video lesson through a large screen for your child or students to follow along, pausing in places for them to complete the steps at their own pace, or rewind and rewatch when needed. This method can also offer time for opportunities to explore student responses or modifications, bringing personal creative ideas to the tutorial. Addresses the Viewing &
Responding to artwork concepts.
Suits: most mid primary and upper elementary grades, homeschooling families.
Children will: have the choice of creating an achromatic drawings of an owl, tiger or math, or all three, with easily available art materials.
Learning intentions include: Draw from observations, Draw with tutorials, Compose drawings with shapes, Layer elements to create depth, Show texture for feathers and fur, Colouring with accuracy, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own artwork, skills and progress.
Media demonstrated: Black permanent markers - medium and maxi tips
Materials used: A4* art paper, drawing pencil, black marker,
*A4 = 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 by 279.4 mm)
The video preview below is a very short clip from the actual resource to give you an idea of my teaching style. I am both a general ed classroom teacher and currently practicing as a Visual Art and Digital Media specialist educator, teaching students from ages 4-12, at a primary school.
Also included in the support documents are:
- Learning Intentions for the IBPYP and NZC at level 2&3 / Phase 2&3 but these will closely match LO's from other curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/assessment guides
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