Grade: K-6
Subject: Visual Art
Halloween Costume Paintings
Students will focus on three key art principles. Pattern, Color, and Shape. Students will learn about each principle and utilize that knowledge to create a large watercolor painting.

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.To understand how to construct different types of shapes in two-diminsional form.
2. To recognize pattern in an image and learn to both replicate and create their own patterns using different types of shapes.
3. Students will learn primary and secondary colors.
Teacher Objectives-
1. Students will be able to identify and replicate shapes during the drawing process.
2. Students will use pattern to create texture and a dynamic composition in their costume paintings
3. Students will use watercolors to create a large painting on paper.
-red, blue, yellow, orange, green, and purple liquid water color
-watercolor brushes (a variety of sizes)
-large formate 140lbs coldpress paper
-sharpie pens
-paper towells
-books on clothing, costumes
-water container
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Ask students what they will be for Halloween this year.
2. Discuss different types of costumes.
3. Discuss what types of shapes and patterns are in certain costumes.

2. Lesson Progression-

1. Explanation will be done through example. Images will be shown via books, pictures, and example drawing to show types of costumes and the shapes that are used to make them.
2.The example drawing will show how different shapes and patterns can be used to create a fun costumes. A silhouette of the human form will be drawn, then different shapes and patterns will be applied to activate the positive space and create the image of a Halloween costume.

3. Guided Practice-

1. Students will work in sketchbooks to create a draft. They will share their drawings with the group and explain what they chose and what shapes they used to create the drawing. Practice will use pencils, sketchbooks, erasers and reference material.

4. Student Practice-

1. Students will show draft.
2. Choose large paper and sharpie.
3. Reproduce draft on a large scale with image touching at least three sides.
4. ONce they have completed their drawing they can choose 3 colors, a paint brush, and a palette.
5. Color applied to costume.
6. Color applied to the background.
7. Once drawings are completed students will set them to the side to dry.

5. Learner Accommodations-


6. Assessment-

1. Ask students to identify shapes in their drawings and what color they are after the painting is completed.
2. Assess drawings for level of pattern creation.
3. Does the costumed silhouette take up the majority of the page.
4. Can students use vocabulary like:
-primary color

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Have students clean up their space.
Measuring Student Progress-
Students will have a costume contest an vote for the best work.

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