We will use black paint to create a gestural painting of an imaginary pet. Students will be able to use brushes to make a line painting with visual texture.
- White drawing paper – 9 x 12″
- Black paint in cups
- Resource: Chinese scroll ink drawing
Revisit drawings from last week and discuss shapes, lines, and textures.
Introduce tempera paint. Demonstrate using a paintbrush and paint to make marks, lines, and shapes. Show how the amount of paint you use creates different values and brush effects.
Have students try a quick line and mark exploration on one paper.
Have students paint their animals by outlining shapes first and then adding texture and details.
Students will be able to look closely and reflect on a work of art:
What lines and shapes do you notice?
How is the clay sculpture different from a real deer?
Sketchbook Prompt (Optional):
Work on patterns in sketchbooks.
Brush, tempera paint, gesture