Painting with Utensils Lesson Plan

your destination: (objectives)

  • This lesson allows the students to explore texture and movement in painting.

travel kit: (materials)

  • Utensils, thick paper or canvas, paint brush, paint.

on the path

step 1

  • Use your paint brush to first paint your subject. Make sure you use a good amount of paint.

step 2

  • Using your utensils create a first layer of texture by scratching, moving, and painting with them.

step 3

  • Choose new colors and repeat the last two steps until you are happy with the outcome of your painting.

group tour (how larger class can be involved as group projects)

  • Look at artist that paint with nontraditional materials.  

extend your journey

  • Create a landscape scene and mimic the texture that one would find out in nature using this technique.

learn new vocabulary

  • Texture, Movement.

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