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36. Painted 3D Art – Foundations A

36. Painted 3D Art – Foundations A

COURSE
Foundations (year A)
76 Weekly lessons/2 school years
LENGTH 
1 hour & 45 minutes
or two 52-minute lessons
AGES
Grades 3-5
& Grades 6-12
DATE
Week of May 8 -12
2017

L E S S O N P L A N

Overview: Students will finish their 3D cardboard projects this week. If they have not yet primed (with gesso), that will be the first thing they do. Then acrylics are used to paint the entire work, so that it is viewable from all directions. Early finishers can help others, or catch up on any unfinished projects.

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 Lesson at a Glance
1. Prime 10 Minutes – Students prime 3D projects with gesso
2. Set up 5 min – Set up for acrylics
3. Full Palette 2 min – Review acrylic paint tips
4. Paint 35 min – Students paint sculpture
B R E A K – If dividing into two lessons.
5. Continue 45 min – Finish painting sculpture
6. Big Cleanup7 min – Everyone helps tidy the room

STEP 1. Prime

Students will prime their sculptures with gesso if not yet done.

10 Minutes Tap the timer buttons to open a countdown in a new tab.

M A T E R I A L S

  • Gesso
  • House painting brushes
  • 3D Sculptures
  • Paper towels
  • Smocks

1. Review priming

Prime with gesso or move to the next step. Make sure that the gesso is spread thin so it will dry quickly. Use hair dryers if needed.

  1. Move the primer – Dip the Tip of the brush only
  2. Spread the primer – inside an imaginary rectangle – spread it out until thin an streaky
  3. Feather finish – Make it look good with a very light touch – No blobs or drips
Advanced Students in their 3rd or 4th year

to come

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STEP 2. Set Up

Students will set up for painting their sculptures.

5 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Smocks
  • Paper towels
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Palettes
  • Brushes – Large and Medium
  • Water container

1. Set paints out

Set up for painting with acrylics

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STEP 3. Full Palette

Students will be reminded how to use their paints properly.

2 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Smocks
  • Paper towels
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Palettes
  • Brushes – Large and Medium
  • Water container

1. Get out all colors

Remind students to use their paints properly.

  • Create a practice mix with a small amount of paint and a small brush
  • Mix colors with others, especially with white. Do not use colors right out of the tubes.
  • The surface area is fairly large, but do not squeeze out huge amounts of paint until you know what you need. You can always get more.
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STEP 4. Paint

Students will paint their entire sculpture.

35 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Smocks
  • Paper towels
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Palettes
  • Brushes – Large and Medium
  • Water container

1. Enjoy yourself

Students paint the entire sculpture the way that they want to. Enjoying the creative work shows through in the final expression, so encourage your artists to do what they really want to. They can be creative and very expressive, or they may be more comfortable going in a predictable direction. Let them do what they want.

B R E A K – This is the end of part one, if you’re dividing into two lessons.
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STEP 5. Continue

Students will finish painting their entire sculpture.

45 Minutes
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STEP 6. Big Cleanup

Everyone helps pick up all trash and organize since there is a lot of debris.

7 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Paper towels

1. Clean up checklist:

 Super wash brushes

• Empty water containers

• Put art supplies away (sop up runny paint before disposing of palette paper)

• Wipe tables & clean up trash

• Remove smocks

• Collect &/or distribute artwork – NAMES

• Check for personal items on tables and floors

2. Take photos of artwork!

3. Make sure you see the kids connect with parents and tell them about the class if you can!

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G A L L E R Y

Student Work • Tap to open - Scroll to view - Pinch to zoom

           

T E A C H T O O L S

Everything you need to make your lesson work

  1. Practice and improvement in using, mixing, and painting with acrylics
  2. Understanding how to work in 3 dimensions
  3. Accomplishment from finishing a painted sculpture
  4. Fulfillment from self expression!

Be on the lookout for

Be very careful of too much gesso today – the primer needs to dry quickly. That means it needs to be spread thinly over the surface, so don’t give your students much to work with. Make them struggle to cover the project before you give them a little bit more.

• Primer– A paint-like substance that prepares a surface for painting. It must be spread thin to work properly, since primer (gesso, for artists), is a connector. It allows paint to stick to the surface better.

Tip of the day: Help students understand that covering the sculpture well with opaque and solid paint colors makes it a much stronger 3D work.
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F O C U S

Each bar represents how much of the lesson involves that kind of training.
Insights for the brain – Techniques for the hand – Expression for the heart

Insights
Techniques
Expression

P R E P A R A T I O N

Print your Prep-Page

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R O O M P R E P : Have students cardboard sculptures ready to prime and paint.

M A T E R I A L S

  • Gesso
  • House painting brushes
  • 3D sculptures
  • Smocks
  • Paper towels
  • Water containers

Materials each student will need:

  • Acrylic paints
  • Palettes
  • Brushes – Large and medium
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P R E V I E W

Week #37: Repeat & Focus
May 15 – 19

Two important elements of design, Repetition and Emphasis, are learned by drawing a repeating image and making one stand out with the use of color and value.

Week #38: Abstract expressionism
May 22 – 26

Students are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone. How weird or expressive can you get? The project is designed to think far outside of the box. Once there, it is much easier to understand where your boundaries should be. The project may not turn out to be a keeper, but that’s not the goal.

I N F O R M

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