I am pretty proud of myself. Normally for lesson plans I borrow from blogs, magazines, websites, etc. While koi fish are a coomon subject for artist, I feel like I had fairly original take on this project!
Students first practiced drawing the koo fish and learned about the symbolism of the fish. Then, they drew them on watercolor paper and drew 4 verticle lines top to bottom. Students then painted each vertical section with either warm or cool colors and in the next did the opposite color scheme. I LOVE THE RESULTS!
I don't think I have shared this yet, and I think I would like to now. I have another blog about a different type of art: home improvement:-) So here is a link and I hope if you are interested you take a peak!
First we discussed how many different lines there are. Then I explained that a continuous contour line drawing is a single line that creates a whole image. I let hem pick something for me to draw on the boars as an example(ice cream one, dog). Then the students practiced random objects around the room- crayon, computer, flowers. I then tell them to take off their shoe and put it on thetable in front of them. Theirgoal is to draw as much detail in their shoe filling up a half sheet of paper. They can use as many sheets as they need. Once they are happy with their shoe the use a light table or window to trace their origi.al shoe 4 times. Outline with sharpie. Paint with watercolor.