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PAINTING AFTER A DESCRIPTION - VAN GOGH’S CAFÉ TERRASSE AT NIGHT

Year Group:

Term Date:

1° ESO

Spring

UNIT COVERED:

The Line and the Dot - Two Visual Elements

STANDARDS

STANDARD 1.2: Students recognize the significant works of Western and non-Western art and understands the chronological development of art movements. STANDARD 3.1: Students identify and apply criteria to make informed judgements about art. STANDARD 4.3: Students develop and apply skills using a variety of two dimensional and three-dimensional media, tools, and processes to create works that communicate personal meaning. STANDARD 4.4: Students reflect on, revise, and refine work using problem solving and critical thinking skills. STANDARD 5.1: Students create original works of art. STANDARD 5.2: Students exhibit individuality in the interpretation and appreciation of images.

OBJECTIVES

KEY QUESTIONS

• Student expresses his own imagination in a creative composition.

• What are the characteristics of Vincent van Gogh’s technique?

• Student can describe images artistically and identify the line as a constructing element.

• Student creates images using lines as expressive resources of volume and texture.

• Student can translate a narrative into an image.

• Student creates a neat and tidy artwork.

• Student shows good attitude and behaviour (see rubric).

• Student shows good organizational and time management skills.

CONCEPTS

MAIN ACTIVITY

KEY VOCABULARY

RESOURCES

Listening and understanding Translating a text into an image Vincent van Gogh’s painting technique. Use of the dot and the line as configuring elements of shapes and images. The expressiveness of the visual elements of an image. Impressionism.

Students are introduced to Vincent van Gogh’s technique and characteristic use of brushstrokes. Teacher reads an excerpt from one of Van Gogh’s letters to his brother: the description of the painting “Café Terrasse At Night”:

Vincent van Gogh Hue, Value, Saturation

White Paper A4 White Paper A3 Excerpt from Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo: Description of the painting “Café du terrasse Pencils Eraser Brushes Tempera

Students draw their interpretation of the description and paint it using the colours mentioned in the text and a brushstroke in the manner of Van Gogh.

ASSESSMENT / EVALUATION / ADDITIONAL NOTES:

 

Class discussion

Assessment rubric