1. Study/review the Elements and Principles of Art focusing primarily
on Movement, Pattern, Line, Shape,
and Color. Actually this lesson may be modified to accomodate the study
of expressionism, symbolism, or
just about anything a creative art teacher can come up with.
2. Assign students
to come up with a figurative position that implies movement. Students
will do these
figures life size tracing their own bodies. Have a partner trace the position
on to the paper.
3. Have students come
up with some symbols and pattern designs that say something about what
they like, or
something to express their personality. Use the oil pastels to create
patterns using line and shape.
Students may choose to put a face on the figure or place a design there
to represent the face. Allow
students to really express themselves with this project. I like for them
to include a name design on
the figure somewhere, that way they are more easily identified.
4. When the projects
are complete, cut them out with scissors or X-acto. They are extremely
hung down a hallway. It looks like students dancing down the halls!
This can take up to a week considering the fact that there is a lot of
space to fill up, and the oil pastels
allow for nice details.
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