Elements of (Christmas) Art: Form and Value (Christmas-Themed Still Life)

What’s different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The hard work is done, relax and enjoy some art with your students!
Included with this lesson pack are:
-An editable and adaptable lesson plan as a Word document, with suggestions for lesson variations.
-Link to Elements of Art video clip, with focus question for Form and Value.
-Mathematics Meets Art (identifying geometric forms/3D shapes ( (Also as a separate printable PDF worksheet)
-Examples of values shading in clip art, with focus questions.
-Example of Value Scale and 3D shapes with range of Values
-Value Shading Worksheet (Page 8) (Also included as separate printable PDF worksheet)
-Link to mixing and painting with tints and shades video
-Student Art Activity Task Page and enlargement of sample still life composition
-An editable class assessment sheet (Word document), which maintains alignment with Curriculum and Syllabus links, and the Learning Intention and Success Criteria in the Lesson Plan, including space to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for observations/notes on individual students.
-An editable graded rubric for the Student Art Activity (Word Document) with space for written feedback. This may be adapted and grades removed, to use for formative rather than summative assessment

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  • Form_Elements-of-Art_WordWall.pdf
  • Mathematics-Meets-Art-Worksheet.pdf
  • Values-Shading-Worksheet.pdf
  • Value_Elements-of-Art_WordWall.pdf
  • ClassAssessment_CHRISTMASFORMVALUE_S3.docx

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Created: Nov 3, 2017

Updated: Nov 6, 2018

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