Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In the Art Room: Lesson for Evaluation!

Howdy, friends! I thought I'd share a lesson I recently did with my kiddos that I used during my evaluation. I THINK it was successful, as far as my eval goes, but I KNOW it was a hit with the kids. There are a lot of details to this lesson that I'm calling The 100 Color Challenge. So many details that I think it's best I 'splain it to you via video. Mostly cuz I'm too lazy to type up all dem word thingies. Here you go:
By the way, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT WALL BEHIND ME?! I mean, pretty sweet, right? If you follow me here, then you are familiar with the massive art room transformation I've been doing. I'll be certain to share more details soon! In the meantime, I'm so happy everyday that I have the privilege to teach in such a space. 

Okay, back to the lesson! I mention in the video that these students have just finished creating their paint tube sculptures. Here is what they did the previous art class:
They'll be painting their tubes next...but first, they had to come up with their own unique color, write out a recipe and give their color a name. BUT FIRST...they had to at least attempt the 100 Color Challenge!
 Here's why this lesson is great to use during your evaluations: it provides a pre/post assessment; it is cross-curricular in that you can mention science, literacy, math and creative writing. It's highly engaging and FUN! Not to mention, the kids learn so stinkin' much.
Now...I only had a couple of kids finish the challenge....and I don't plan on returning to this lesson. I feel like it would start to get stale and redundant. BUT...I do foresee it being a great way to introduce multiple media. After all, its the 100 Color Challenge...so perhaps next up will be watercolor, color pencil, pencil with a value scale to wrap up the 100 squares. 
 Their papers are so stinkin' pretty. 
 As were their palettes!
 I think this would be a GREAT teaching tool at the start of the year...or each time a new media was introduced. What a great reference sheet for the kids. I think this will have to be added to next year's sketchbooks. 
 My favorite part of this lesson was when the kids excitedly shared their color mixing recipes. This was a great opportunity for my principal to see the discovery and the interaction of my students. 
 I loved this lesson so much, I even sat down and worked on my own color mixing sheet!
I know I'm not the only one who has done this lesson...I'd love to hear from you and how you used this lesson in your art teacherin' world! 
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for another great lesson, Cassie! You really are amazing!!

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  2. I love this lesson idea, it has so much learning in it. I was just thinking that as so many of your students only got about a quarter of the way through the sheet what about changing it to a 25 colour challenge and making the boxes bigger, do you think This would work?

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  3. This is a great lesson! My principle really looks for differentiation...any tips on how to differentiate? Especially for higher learners?
    Thanks!

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  4. I love it! Great idea!

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