Developing art lessons can be overwhelming. Sure, you can use old stand-bys, fellow blogger lessons or source a few from art books. It’s what I’ve done and still do. But if you’re wondering how to go about creating your own art projects, my SPARKLE method of developing your own art lessons might come in handy. I’ve already wrote about Sourcing and Products,Assessment and Research , and Kid Appeal and Lingo. Today I will talk about The Elements of Art.
The Elements of Art
I often bypass standard-based art lessons simply because they look or seem too boring. You won’t see me teaching a lesson based entirely on The Elements of Art (although I admit, I did once) but I do make a very conscience effort to thread it throughout my units.
The Hardest Element
Look at your collection of art lessons. Randomly grab 20. Out of that 20, determine how many lessons include good examples of each one of the elements of art. If you fall short in one, two or three areas, then you know where your teaching weakness are. Like I said, form, texture and value is mine. Determine yours and develop a few lessons to fill in your holes.