Elements of HeART art project with video tutorial lesson plan for grades 1-2
Learn to use the elements of art like SHAPE, COLOR (colour), LINE, SPACE & TEXTURE while creating this detailed and informative art project. The instructional video is fully narrated and filled with important learning and explanations for young artists, while demonstrating all steps in real time.
A teaching companion PDF is also supplied for your planning folder. Created with students aged 6, this lesson plan is aimed at grade 1 and grade 2 students but will also be valuable learning for older students.
2 media options are also demonstrated in the video - colored (coloured) pencil and paint.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- Draw a heart shape and ruled lines to compose an image
- Sort colours into groups with a purpose
- Adding a dropped shadow
- Collecting and using lines to design patterns
- Exploring texture
- Develop skills in drawing, colouring or painting,
Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to roam your classroom or home and support your students / 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
- 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
Teaching this lesson can be a meaningful art project for students:
at the start of the year,
for building positive classroom culture,
during Valentines season,
or those learning about the elements of art (How We Express Ourselves - IB PYP).
Students can express their ideas through personal choices, while working through the project. Also makes a great extension for shared picture books focused on friendships.
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: early primary and elementary grades, homeschooling families.
Children will: create a heART artwork demonstrating the elements of art.
Learning intentions include: Draw with tutorials, Apply personal choices or modifications, Coloring (colouring) or painting with accuracy (fine-motor development), Use colour with purpose (warm & cool contrast), Make artistic choices within limits, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own artwork, skills and progress.
Media demonstrated: coloring (colouring) pencils and acrylic/tempera paint options. With drying time, artwork can take up to 5 lessons to complete, depending on students abilities, time allocated and size of paper used.
Materials needed: A4* art paper, drawing pencil, black marker, coloring (colouring pencils or paints, texture materials (e.g. glitter or salt, cotton wool, craft supplies of choice, etc)
*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 an experienced 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 1 / Phase 1 but these will closely match LO's from other curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/assessment guides
Educators, looking for more Visual Art ideas can browse my comprehensive PDF lesson plans in the following sub-categories:
And view my growing collection of video art tutorials
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