Santa stuck in the Chimney video art lesson plan for grades 2-4
Santa stuck in the chimney is a great Christmas Holidays art project, with a guided video tutorial and PDF teacher support document. Students will learn to draw and decorate Father Christmas, adding differentiation through personal choice. Next, students learn to work with the elements of texture, shape and implied form to create their chimneys.
Demonstrates and supports students, to build their skills, when using rulers, stencils and colour pencils in their artwork. A perfect companion to a theme study on 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
- Colour layering techniques to create shadow, light and skin tones
- Embellishing tips
- The art elements of Texture, Shape and Implied Form
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: create a colour pencil drawing of Father Christmas popping up out of the chimney, inspired by well-known children's songs and picture books.
Learning intentions include: Draw from observations, Draw with tutorials, Colouring and blending with accuracy, Use colour with purpose, convert 2D shapes to 3D forms, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own artwork, skills and progress.
Media demonstrated: colour pencils, implied snow effects
Materials used: A4* art paper x 2 (but could reduce size to A5 - adjust the ruler measurements and stencils for this), Drawing pencil, black marker, Coloured pencils, Cotton wool, glitter paint and brush (option: liquid glue and salt)
*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.
Educators, more confident in visual art delivery, can browse my comprehensive PDF lesson plans in the following sub-categories:
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