Lesson Plan Wednesday is a new little feature on Artful Artsy Amy wherein I’ll be posting a written out lesson plan with (hopefully) as many pictures of the work as possible. Postings will occur weekly and on Wednesday (obviously!). There will be a variety of lessons presented, and if I write a lesson with the specific work of another artist/art teacher in mind I will credit that person. Right now, the plan is to only share those lessons I have written myself. . .Not those shared with me. But, if you want your lesson to be featured here, please let me know and I will do that too.
I have SO enjoyed the give and take of sharing lessons back and forth with all of you. I’ve continued to write out all of my lesson plans (I’ve gotten down to a science, y’all!). And man, no my LP library is big. I can’t believe how many lessons (that are my own) that I have! Seeing them all in one place is a really visceral reminder of how important it is to write down those lessons right then, as-I-go!
Lately, I’ve come across some sites that sell self-written lesson plans. . .And, honestly, I get it. I get it takes a bit to write out the lesson, I get wanting to financially benefit from this work, and I don’t think ill of it. . . But, I also know I will never purchase. I feel education should be free and I want to share my knowledge (oh and let’s be honest, I want everyone to share for free with me too!) with everyone in the most equitable manner possible.
I hope you enjoy it!
This week’s Lesson Plan Wednesday is Color Theory Op Art Hands. I would suggest this project for 4th/5th graders or even older (I prefer 5th). This is a great intro-to-contour-line-and-volume project. My hallway is currently all decorated-out with these guys, and I’ve already gotten tons of comments. The students love them and they learn a lot from them.
Also, please note, I put all of the Georgia Performance Standards for Visual Arts at the top of all of my lesson plans. I print them out, put them in a binder, and then highlight the standards to which the project adheres. If you are not in Georgia, you will probably want to delete/ignore this part of the LP.
**you are welcome to share this lesson plan on your website or blog but please credit Artful Artsy Amy as the source. Please do not re-publish this lesson plan for profit or for a grade.**