Eighteenth Century Art -an example art lesson
1. We picked a bird we wanted to learn about
2. We used shapes to draw a rough figure.
3. We contoured the lines to make our birds look more realistic, and erased unneeded lines.
4. We colored our birds with colored pencils.
5. We made details on our birds with markers.
The students were not allowed to use black pencils for the birds. They learned how the color black is made up of multiple colors when dealing with pigments. They also learned about the properties of light reflection as it reflects on the bird's feathers and breaks down into individual colors. This allows us to see blue, green, red, violet, brown and so forth.
State and Federal Standards:
Art: S1Creating art: (AV1-R1)PO1,2,3 (AV1-R2) PO1,2
(AV1-R5) PO1,2,3,4 (Av1-R6) PO1.
S2 Art in context: (AV1-R1) PO1,2,3 (AV2-R2)
S3 Art as inquire: (AV3-R1)PO1,2,3 (Av3-R3)
Observations & Questions: (SC1-S1C1) PO1,2,3.
History of Science as a Human Endeavor: (SC1-S2C1)PO1,2.
Changes in Environments: (Discussion & Habitat Walk)
Characteristics of Living Things: (C1-S4C1)PO1,2,3.
Life Cycles: (SC01-S4C2) P02
Organisms and Environments: (SC01-S4C3) PO1,2
Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior (SC01-S4C4)
Naturalists like John James Audubon started a new movement in art. Much like the artists of the Renaissance, Naturalists were very curious about animal anatomy. Audubon was a pioneer in both the studies and categorizing of birds of North America and his detailed illustrations of them.
Like John J. Audubon our 1st grade students learned about the anatomy of birds, what they eat and what part of the country they live in. We learned about their diverse habitats, many of which are in danger and how we can help to keep our wildlife safe from possible extinction.
Up to date as of:
August 16, 2011
Created on: July 16, 2009
Report problems to: Jenna Claver