Summertime Swim Art Project lesson plan with VIDEO GUIDE grades 2-4
Summertime Swim is a comprehensive art lesson plan to guide your next art project in grades 2-4, using oil pastels and water paints. Includes a PDF teaching support document and the instructional video that demonstrates every step, supporting students with drawing the body and face, using the element of SHAPE and the principle of PROPORTION. Students also learn about the element or SPACE while they draw their swim togs and legs. Created with students aged 7, this lesson plan is aimed at grade 2, grade 3 and grade 4 students.
Use with mid elementary learners in a series of consecutive lessons. Encourage students to follow choice options and create their unique swimming portraits, while being guided by the demonstrations in the video.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- the element of SHAPE to structure the body
- the element of SPACE with layering - clothing and body parts
- Explore analogous color/colour in skin tones, hair, eyes, water
- Explore oil pastels & water paint media with oil/water resist (liquid or pan)
Printables and a drawing guide presentation have been included in this PDF.
Teaching this lesson can be a meaningful art project to support students in gaining and sharing their conceptual understandings for oil pastel & water colour painting techniques, as well as drawing the proportions of the body.
This art project connects to Summer holidays, Swimming lessons for Phys Ed, and water related studies.
Extend further with writing Poetry (LINK HERE)
This is a fully narrated video tutorial that demonstrates all drawing steps in real time.
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
Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to roam your classroom and support your students. Let your students 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 and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to create full body self-portraits, using shapes, and work with oil and water resist techniques
Learning intentions include: Draw with tutorials, Use stencils for the face shape & size, Apply personal choices or modifications, Plan drawings with shapes, Colour and paint with accuracy (fine-motor development), Use colour with purpose (analogous schemes), Make artistic choices within context limits, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own artwork, skills and progress
Media demonstrated: water colored (coloured) paint and oil pastels
Materials used: A3* art paper, drawing pencil, black marker, water colored (coloured) paints in liquid or pan form & paint brushes, oil pastels
*A4 = 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 by 279.4 mm) A3 = double A4
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 2 / Phase 2 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides
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