Christmas and Winter Holiday Windows video art lesson plan for grades 2-4
Christmas and Winter Holiday Windows is a guided tutorial video with 2 options for greater inclusivity and choice. Looking in - at a Christmas tree with flickering firelight, or Looking out -at a snow covered pine tree with a winter sky.
Demonstrates and supports students, to build their skills, when using water colour paints in their artwork. A perfect companion to a theme study on Weather and Seasons, Winter, Snow, November/December holiday activities, cultural traditions and celebrations, like Christmas.
This is a fully narrated video tutorial that demonstrates all steps in real time. Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to support your students and children.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- Using a ruler to compose a drawing
- Water colour painting techniques
- Glue & glitter embellishing tips
- The art elements of Colour, Space (positive & negative) and Texture
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
- Includes a PDF lesson companion with support information - UK & US spelling options included for colour/color, delete slides you don't want.
- 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, Social Studies or cultural celebrations topics, and Who We Are or How We Express Ourselves (IB PYP). Even 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/ elementary grades, or homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to include the elements of positive and negative space, Use colour tones and schemes for effect, and paint texture. 2 x versions are demonstrated in the video - Looking in the window (night) & Looking out the window (day)
Learning intentions include: Plan your composition, Use rulers correctly, Select colour schemes, Show an understanding for the elements of Colour, Space & Texture, Add details that suit the context, Draw with tutorials, Add details from imagination, Develop technical skills for water colour paints and glue-glitter application, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own knowledge, skills, progress and artwork.
Media demonstrated: water colour paints, glue-glitter application
Materials used: A4* art paper, drawing pencil, ruler, water colour paints, liquid glue, glitter, craft embellishments of choice
*A4 = 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 by 279.4 mm)
The video preview 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, so these lessons are well tested.
Also included in the support documents are:
- Learning Intentions for the IB PYP and NZC at level 2 / Phase 2 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides
Educators, more confident in visual art delivery, can browse my comprehensive PDF lesson plans in the following sub-categories:
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