|Unit Title: Geoscapes|
|Lesson 2: Using Value and Gradients to give Form to Geometric Shapes|
This is the second lesson in a Unit Plan called “Geoscapes”. The purpose of this lesson for the computer is to acquaint students with Photoshop and Paint program tools that apply gradients of color and also stretching, skewing and changing the size of objects (geometric shapes). At the drawing table students are asked to blend values together while drawing a still-life using geometric shapes.
View how this lesson ties into the:
Creating and Performing Strand Learning Standard 2 Grades 5-8
Creating and Performing Strand Learning Standard 2 Grades 9-10
Creating and Performing Strand Learning Standard 2 Grades 11-12
Connecting and Contributing Strand Learning Standard 7 Grades 5-8
Connecting and Contributing Strand Learning Standard 7 Grades 9-10
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This project takes approx. 40 minutes on computer and 40 minutes at the drawing table.
Students will use the Knowledge that they gained in Lesson 1 , to create a still-life with Geometric Shape in preparation for the final lesson "Geoscapes"
A Still-life set up with various geometric shapes, such as cones, cubes, spheres and cylinders. ( I use all white objects such as: Styrofoam cones and balls, soup cans spray painted white and white gift boxes).
On the Computer:
A Computer with geometric shapes scanned in, a paint program that allows the manipulation of objects as well as the ability to apply gradient scale, or photoshop, a mouse , printer ,etc.
White Drawing paper , Pencils, Erasers, Rulers and Triangles
At the Drawing Table:
Some students grasped both concepts well, while others were stronger in one area than another. I did find this lesson an effective teaching tool for the next lesson. Many students were impressed by their ability to do the project and happy with the results.
In a classroom where there are a limited number of computer workstations, students can be working on both aspects of the lesson, taking turns on the computer at the drawing table.
|Special Considerations: |
Extensive preparation time to explain the workings of the computer program and the tools may be necessary for some students.
|Author: Denise Taglienti|