Snowy Owl video art lesson plan for Acrylic Paint suits grades 4-6
Snowy Owl video art lesson plan for Acrylic Paint suits grades 4-6. It demonstrates and supports students to achieve the elements of SPACE, TEXTURE & FORM in their paintings.
Use with upper elementary and middle school learners in a series of consecutive lessons. Encourage students choice options to create their unique version of the drawing plan, forest design and owl feather colouring.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- SPACE - layer elements and adapt proportions
- TEXTURE - create textures for bark, pine needles and feathers with paint
- FORM - transform flat 2D shapes into 3D forms with shadow and light
- COLOUR - use colour with purpose
- PLAN - drawings lightly using lines and shapes
A perfect companion to a theme study of Winter, animals, birds and forest habitats. Can also support literacy or book study units.
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 support your students and children.
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
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 upper primary/ elementary grades, middle schoolers and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to paint an owl in flight through a winter forest using acrylic paint with purpose and carefully chosen colour schemes.
Learning intentions include: Plan your composition, Add details that suit the context, Select colour schemes based on images and research, Show an understanding for the elements of SPACE, TEXTURE & FORM, Draw with tutorials, Draw from images, Develop technical skills for painting with acrylics, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own knowledge, skills, progress and artwork.
Media demonstrated: Acrylic paints
Materials used: A3 (double A4)* art paper, drawing pencil, acrylic paints, assorted paintbrushes
*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.
Also included in the support documents 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
Educators, more confident in visual art delivery, can browse my comprehensive PDF lesson plans in the following sub-categories:
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