4TH GRADE  -  ART

  • LINE
    • GESTURE drawing.   Draw quick outlines of people showing movement.
    • Wire Sculpture   (FORM)   Create a figure in wire showing movement.  Add texture.                                                 
    • OBSERVATION  drawing.  Sketch objects from different points of view. 
    • CONTOUR line drawings. Thick and thin CONTOUR lines
    • FLOWING lines.   Paint Minnesota native plants , vary the type and thickness of  line. 
  • SHAPE
    • Geometric shapes in art. Design a geometric shaped hand. If time permits, create a COLLAGE. …. ***If time permits.
    • Use  free form shapes  to create a fantasy underwater picture Color them in using warm.

colors only.  *(add designs to the creatures in the next lesson.  ) The water could be painted with cool colors in rhythmic patterns.  (See Rhythm and Movement lesson.)                 

    • Still Life
  • RHYTHM  and  MOVEMENT
    • VISUAL  rhythm.  Study 4 types of pattern; regular, random, and alternating patterns with either 1 motif, or 2 motifs.  Then, Create a pattern to PRINT. (This lesson could also be used to design patterns to give rhythm to the underwater creatures above.)                         
    •  FLOWING  rhythm.    Create a flowing rhythm design using cut paper
    • RHYTHM and MOVEMENT.  Paint a  nonobjective  painting to illustrate different types of visual movement. ( or coordinate this lesson with underwater picture.)                                                        
    • Visual  movement.   Illustrate a story using visual movement effects. ...** if time permits.
  • COLOR

o        The  COLOR  WHEEL.  (primary, secondary, and tertiary hues)

o        Neutral color and value.   Create a city collage using neutral colors. 

o        Complementary  colors.  Create a contrasting design using complementary colors.

§         (sharanschnitte – paper cutting)                                               

o        Create low–intensity colors, by blending complementary colors. Tornado design.

o        TINTS  and  SHADES  of complementary colors COLOR WHEEL.

o        Color moods in a MONOCHROMATIC  picture.  Blend tints and shades of one color.

  • FORM

o        SHADING.  Draw forms. Shade and tint  to create 3–D.                           

o        Functional forms  1.) Create an ANIMAL shaped CONTAINER out of  CLAY.

OR,  2.)Create an architectural form from clay using  SLAB and COIL

o        Assembled FORMS.  (paper assemblage,  OR, paper mache’ pulp designs, press into shapes, ……** if time permits.                                        

o        Forms in  MASKS.   Design a mask that exaggerates an emotion….. *** if time permints.

  • SPACE

o        Subtractive sculpture.  Eraser drawing to show NEGATIVE space, white chalk on black paper, or  scratch board.

o        PERSPECTIVE     Review overlapping, placement, detail, foreground, midground, and  background, and   horizon line.        ** Teach formal 1 point perspective using  parallel lines, horizon line, vanishing point, amd measurement                         

o        POINT OF VIEW   Draw a 3-D object from 3 points of view.                                     

  • TEXTURE
    • WEAVING  with tactile texture. Weave a simple design using a cardboard loom..
    • Visual  texture.    Produce visual textures using various technique with crayons, collected items, leaves, string watercolors and flat paper. ….   *** If time permits.                   
  • BALANCE  and  HARMONY

o        Formal balance in mirror image designs.  SYMMETRY.  Look at optical illusions.

o        RADIAL  balance.  Create a radial design from an object found in nature. ….**If time permits.

o        INFORMAL balance. Create a planetscape using informal balance. *** If time permits.

o        Chalk portrait  with SYMMETRY  Draw a FACE with correct proportion. Add shades and tints.