Anticipatory Set/Hook Reflection
Teacher Guided Practice
Art QCC Standards
Fourth Grade Fine Art/Visual Art Standards
FAVA 4.2 Creates artworks using the following color theories (e.g., complementary and neutral).
FAVA 4.4 Creates artworks using direct observation, lines (descriptive, directional, and expressive), shapes and space (positive and negative), spatial concepts (overlapping, placement, size, color, and detail), balance (symmetrical and asymmetrical), and contrast.
FAVA 4.6 Produces artworks in a variety of subject matter and in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, pottery, fiber arts, and mixed media. (See Introduction: Matrix.)
FAVA 4.10 Identifies and discusses the properties of color (e.g., hue, intensity, and value).
FAVA 4.11 Identifies and discusses color schemes (e.g., complementary and neutrals).
FAVA 4.14 Compares spatial concepts that show depth in artworks (e.g., overlapping, placement (scale), color intensity, and detail [atmospheric perspective]).
FAVA 4.16 Develops criteria for sorting artworks into categories of landscapes, cityscapes, still life’s, seascapes, and portraits.
FAVA 4.19 Examines selected artworks based on questions related to art theories: Does the intent of the artwork seem to be to imitate? (Realism).
Is the artwork primarily concerned with design or composition? (Structuralism/Formalism).
Objective Aligned with Standards:
1. Create/compose/arrange a realistic/representational landscape using the three basic complementary color pairs.
2. Identify Daniel Boone as a pioneer and describe his impact and the impact of common pioneers upon the westward expansion of The United States.
Please note that all objectives are not covered in one session.
Ongoing Art Objectives:
· Develop construction (cutting, gluing, manipulating, etc.), drawing, painting, etc., skills (Application, Synthesis; ongoing objective, see art matrix).
· Demonstrates proper care and safe use of art materials and tools (Application Evaluation; ongoing objective; 4.8).
· Appraise/Evaluate artwork for quality (thoughtfulness & carefulness) and accuracy (following directions & project guidelines) (ongoing).
Project Specific Objectives:
1. Create/compose/arrange a representational scene that shows foreground, middle ground, and background (4.4, 4.6, synthesis).
2. Organize the representational scene to demonstrate the following spatial techniques: overlapping, size, and placement (4.4, 4.14, synthesis).
3. Compare and contrast representational artwork with nonrepresentational artwork (4.16, 4.19, evaluation).
4. Identify the three basic complementary color pairs and determine why they are complementary colors (4.11 evaluation).
5. Integrate the three basic complementary color pairs into the representational scene (4.2, 4.11, synthesis).
6. Create various values of color (tints and shades) by adding white and black to make colors lighter and darker (4.1, 4.10; synthesis).
7. Create/label a color wheel.
The students are asked to observe and make comments about a complementary color landscape.
A review of the previous project regarding spatial techniques is referred to (foreground, middle ground, and background) and is the foundation for this current project.
The teacher will give step by step instructions (guided practice) for the students to follow as they draw the landscape. The students will follow the step by step instructions (guided practice) and create their own unique trees, clouds, etc…. incorporating their own ideas into the landscape.
When the student colors the landscape they must choose one complementary color pair for the foreground, another for the middle ground, and the third pair for the background.
Higher-Order Thinking Questions:
Differentiated Practice Activities:
Questions regarding the Landscape
1. What do you notice about the trees in the landscape?
2. Where are they placed?
3. What size are the trees in the foreground, middle ground and background?
4. Why are the trees small in the background and large in the foreground?
Questions regarding the color wheel
1. What are the primary colors?
2. Why are they the primary colors?
3. What are the secondary colors?
4. Why are they the secondary colors?
5. What are the three basic complementary color pairs?
6. Why are they complementary colors?
Why are they called the complementary colors?
What is the correct way to organize a landscape?
Why does Albert Bierstadt title his painting, “Pioneers of the Woods”?
Differentiated activities are largely determined by independent skill level.
A simplified…mostly completed landscape (drawn and or labeled) and color wheel for the student to complete (Only a few if any students will need this approach).
A partially drawn and labeled landscape and color wheel for the student to complete (some students will need the instructor or a fellow student to assist them).
The student must complete the entire landscape and color wheel.
To ensure understanding, the instructor will differentiate instruction throughout the project by giving direct and independent feedback to each student.
Learning Styles Independent, Pairing, Cooperative Groups, and Learning Centers.
ý Worksheets, tests, and practice sessions on drawing landscapes (creating representational/realistic scenes using foreground, middle ground and background).
ý A worksheets and tests on the color wheel and complementary colors.
ý Complete landscape and complete a worksheet on sorting/categorizing artwork into landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, mountain scapes, portraits, and still life’s
ý The culminating activity: A painting of a landscape using a complementary color scheme.
A review of the current lesson (what they should be able to do and what they are to know) is shared as well as what will be taught the next time in art…
Web Site Reference:
Pencils & Erasers
12 by 18 Art Paper
Cray pas (Oil Pastels)
Integrate Technology and/or Media
Landscape and color wheel worksheets.
Fourth Grade Social Studies/Geography Standard
Standard: Describes the impact of Daniel Boone,the Wilderness Trail, and the
Paintings Used From the
Pioneers of the Woods, 1858
Blueberry Highway, 1931 DogtownMarsden Hartley
Identify Daniel Boone as a pioneer and describe his impact andthe impact of ordinary pioneers upon the westward expansion of The UnitedStates.