Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 2 Standard 2
4 class periods of 15 minutes each
Grades 2 & 3
Discuss different types of mediums used for illustrations.
Each student will create a sample paper using the mediums available.
Students will create an artifact using a holiday or historical event as a theme and/or students will match illustrations with the type of medium used.
Books featuring art mediums:
Types of art mediums: oils, pastels, pencil, pen, digital, watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, pencils, colored pencils, digital, texture, chalk, and collage.
Make an anchor chart of vocabulary terms.
Samples of art mediums: See list in the Materials section of this lesson plan.
Review art materials previously used by students. Ex. What types of things have you used to create the art youve made in the past? Have you ever used crayons or chalk to draw? What is your favorite way to make a picture?
Students will be able to identify differences in forms of artistic expression. Students will demonstrate various forms of artistic expression.
Lesson 1: (suggested 20 minutes, whole group instruction)
Show students two illustrations made with different mediums.
Lesson 2: (suggested 20 minutes whole group instruction and finish with individual activity)
Discuss previous lesson about different types of art mediums used in illustrations.
Lesson 3: (Could be divided into 2 lessons - one individual or small group creating art and the other playing a matching game - perhaps whole group or divided into small groups)
Create holiday or history art project using one of the mediums and/or play matching game using illustrations and matching with medium vocabulary terms.
Identify pictures, shapes, or colors. Use materials properly: paints, chalk, pastels, photographs, and pen & ink.
Lesson 4 activity: Play matching game: use art vocabulary and match with the type of medium used in illustrations.
Elementary Core Standards, artofthepicturebook.com, childrensillustrators.com, handsonaswegrow.com, childrens-illustrators.com Edited by Kathy Ballard, USPB Review Committee