Art: Capturing Nature "Through the Hedge"
Lesson Objective: Students apply their observation skills to create scenes from nature
Grades 3-5 / Art / Painting

Thought starters

  1. How do viewfinders help students focus and address detail in their art?
  2. See how Ms. Craig demonstrates how to plan the piece of art before beginning to create it Why is important to end the lesson examining the class's work as a group?
3 Comments
Which artist is the teacher using to show examples of art work?
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Great enabling students to explore the garden, which itself is a nice idea, and to have them find beauty of their own liking to create something so much more imaginative!!
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Very useful video. She provided the tools and explained how to use them allowing for the students to add their own creativity.
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Transcripts

  • Summary

    An exciting and engaging lesson-planning idea for a Key Stage 2 outdoor art lesson, focusing primary pupils' attention on the

    Summary

    An exciting and engaging lesson-planning idea for a Key Stage 2 outdoor art lesson, focusing primary pupils' attention on the natural environment to combine their observation skills with art activities.
    Lisa Craig demonstrates her primary art lesson called Through the Hedge. To begin, the class looks at existing landscape artists' work and at previous students' work for inspiration. They then leave the classroom to sketch and record details of a hedge using cardboard viewfinders and digital cameras,.
    Back inside, the children enlarge their sketches and create a painting using good quality cartridge paper with fine tipped paint brushes.
    At the end of the lesson, the children have a chance to admire and critique each other's work and look at areas to improve for the future.

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Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

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