Assignment: Mouse Paint
Grade: 2nd Grade
1. Anticipatory Set:
• Very brief intro about color mixing.
• Read book Mouse Paint. Ask questions while reading—“Raise your hand if you know what color it is going to make”, etc…
• Review “What are the primary colors, secondary colors; How do you make orange? Purple? Green?
• Talk about NOT tracing
• Review colors again.
• Show student examples, one that has started outlining in sharpie and one that is still drawing.
• Review colors again. Show students artwork.
• Show understanding of mixing colors by using/painting clear secondary colors.
• Students will draw using lines and shapes that represent mouse form.
• Students will demonstrate how to make secondary colors through making a color theory chart and by mixing watercolors for the border.
• Students will understand what the primary colors are and learn how to make the secondary colors.
• Students will share their art with the class, and give positive feedback.
• Students will be able to explain and communicate about their artwork and other students work
• 8”x11” Paper cut into thirds
• Larger paper for background
• Watercolor paints
• Pencils (sharpened!)
• Primary and secondary color markers
• Visual Arts 2-Students know and apply elements of art, principles of design and sensory and expressive features of visual arts.
• Visual Arts 3- Students know and apply visual arts materials, tools, techniques, and processes.
• Visual Arts 5-Students analyze and evaluate the characteristics, merits and meaning of works of art.
5. Providing input (info needed to get started):
• How to draw using shapes and lines that represent a mouse.
• Primary and Secondary colors (on board).
• Draw 3 mice on each paper—3 papers each.
How to outline mice using sharpie
• Primary and secondary colors
• Primary and secondary colors
• Outline using sharpie
• Students need to know how to make secondary colors from primary colors with paint.
6. Modeling (showing how):
• Show how to draw lightly
• Draw one mouse using reference sheet in front of class
• Show how to outline in sharpie with apron on
• Show how students will need to trade out sharpie for 3 markers (for example red and yellow = orange)
• Show how to color and in what order
• Show how they will need to use a white crayon with dark blue markers so their detail shows.
• Handout students’ artwork and ask/tell each of them what they are to do next and give suggestions on their artwork.
• Show how students will paint background--using primary colors to make secondary colors.
7. Checking for understanding:
• Call on one student and ask what the what objectives are for the day
8. Guided practice (students practice, you coach):
• Have students follow your finger with a pencil if they are having trouble drawing big or the right shape.
• Have them re-draw if not using the whole page.
• Give the markers out to the students instead of them grabbing them for a free for all—so they don’t mess up and have to start over.
9. Independent Practice (students on their own):
• Students draw mice using “how-to sheet” or can draw mice using their own creativity.
• Students can use “How to sheet” on drawing 3 different styles of mice. (Attached)
• Clean-up—Leave more time for clean up on painting days.
• Review (if time)
i. What do blue and yellow make; What do red and yellow make; etc...
Other notes/observations (student behavior, teacher response, call-for-attention, word choice, lecture style, classroom management, discipline, rewards):