fourth grade

lesson 1: the koi fish

lesson 3: a self portrait

lesson 1: the koi fish

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The students will learn how negative shapes/forms are used and how different cultures define the value of art differently while creating their own koi fish painting.

lesson 2: eiffel tower

lesson 3: a self portrait

lesson 1: the koi fish

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Seurat was an expert at using different colors to create other colors.  The students will create a painting of the Eiffel Tower using pointillism. 

lesson 3: a self portrait

lesson 3: a self portrait

lesson 3: a self portrait

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The fourth graders will learn how to draw their own face in proportion while studying Norman Rockwell's paintings of faces.

lesson 4: toy story

lesson 5: design a shoe

lesson 3: a self portrait

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Students will learn how to transform an object from 2D to 3D using shading techniques.

lesson 5: design a shoe

lesson 5: design a shoe

lesson 5: design a shoe

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Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh both created different paintings of shoes.  Students will be inspired by both shoes to create their own original 3D design of a shoe.

lesson 6: folk art

lesson 5: design a shoe

lesson 5: design a shoe

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Using weaving and simple painting like folk artist  Maud Lewis students will create  their own simple drawing.

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

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Students will learn about positive and negative space and complementary colors in a painting inspired by the abstract drip paintings by Helen Frankenthaler.

lesson 8: a lighthouse by the sea

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

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Using the grid technique students will re-create a painting of a lighthouse inspired by Edward Hopper. 

lesson 9: watercolor waterfall

lesson 7: abstract drip rain painting

lesson 10: a california gold miner

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Ansel Adams was not only an amazing photographer but was also a life long advocate for environment conservation.  The students will create a watercolor water fall painting.

lesson 10: a california gold miner

lesson 10: a california gold miner

lesson 10: a california gold miner

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The fourth graders learn about how the Gold Rush played a large role in California history by creating a silhouette painting of a gold miner.

lesson 11: california missions

lesson 10: a california gold miner

lesson 12: what do you like to do?

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The California missions have had a huge impact on the history of California.  The students will paint a California mission on wood.

lesson 12: what do you like to do?

lesson 10: a california gold miner

lesson 12: what do you like to do?

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The students will earn about different careers in the visual arts and then create an original illustration.