Teachers Lesson Plans

The Changing Composition: Grade K-3

Summary

This lesson introduces students to the study of pictorial space by considering some European paintings in the National Gallery of Canada?s collection..

Theory:

Students will understand how the elements of design (line, shape, colour, and value) are used to create the illusion of a three-dimensional (pictorial) space.

Creation:

Students will produce a two-dimensional image that depicts three-dimensional space using overlapping and the placement of elements within the picture plane.

Analysis:

Students will explain how different design strategies can be incorporated using the elements of design to create a wide range of compositions.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of mathematics, language arts, science and technology

Duration:

3- 20 minute periods