Planning Backwards Project Model
Name of Project: Painting on a canvas using different painting techniques
MCAD Teaching Artist: Elisa Gomez
School, Age or Grade Level: High School, El Colegio Charter High School, Art Classroom
VISUAL ARTS CONTENT / STANDARDS
220.127.116.11.1 1. Analyze how the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture and space; and principles such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are combined to communicate meaning in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.
18.104.22.168.2 2. Evaluate how the principles of visual art such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.
22.214.171.124.1 1. Integrate the characteristics of the tools, materials and techniques of a selected media in original artworks to support artistic purposes.
126.96.36.199.1 1. Create a single, complex artwork or multiple artworks to express ideas.
CURRICULAR LINK / STANDARDS, IF APPLICABLE
This project will dovetail with science and engineering as the students utilize the chemistry of color mixing and create a composition, editing their design as they go along.
OVERVIEW OF PROJECT
The project is a four week long event that consists of learning painting techniques, sketching a composition for a canvas, and painting a canvas representing the student’s ideas and design.
“BIG IDEAS”/ ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)
Students will problem solve composition and design ideas to fit onto their canvas, utilize different painting techniques, be mindful of color palette and hue choices, and keep the elements and principles of design in mind as they create their finished canvas.
STUDENT OUTCOME OBJECTIVES
1. Understand the color wheel and how colors affect each other
2. Use glazing, impasto, and 'dry into dry' brush techniques
3. Design a composition while editing their choices
4. Produce a painting executed from beginning to end
Students have studied the color wheel and the elements and principles of design and should know the basic application painting techniques using a brush.
LESSON PREPARATION TIMELINE
Procure paints and canvas and prepare initial assignment requirements and presentations.
EXAMPLES OF ARTWORK
I will use a live demonstration, as well as examples from Gardener’s ‘Art through the Ages’.
Along with Gardener’s ‘Art Through the Ages’, I will be using several resource books from class and the color wheel.
The students and I will understand their success by the completed of paintings that emphasize one or more of the learned techniques - glazing, impasto, and 'dry into dry' brush techniques in a strong design application, and choice of subject matter.
Canvas for each student (18" x 18")
Several size brushes for each student (flats, rounds, sharps, palette knife)
A kit of basic acrylic colors
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TIMING
1. Present project with examples and requirements
2. Demonstrate each technique
3. Have students practice each technique by painting a still life with each technique on paper
4. Keeping the techniques in mind, sketch a composition for the canvas
5. Transfer the sketch onto the canvas ( Demo)
6. Review color wheel and the principles and elements of design
7. Have students begin painting the canvases keeping the techniques, the color wheel, and the elements and principles of design in mind.
I anticipate the problems of students not being able to come up with sketches that they are satisfied with, have some frustrations with the different techniques, and finishing the canvases on time. The project fits into curriculum by using science and engineering in creating a composition and transferring the design onto the canvas. Work will be shared with the community, via an art installation at the school. I will receive feedback from the class during the process and from viewers once the work is up on the walls.