Pen & Ink Audio Wave Art
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade & 6th Grade
SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT & RESOURCES
- Record all students’ names said by the student and then print out the audio wave was so that each student has a visual of their name wave.
RESOURCE WEBSITES & VIDEOS
Download PDF Lesson Plan
Standards & Objectives
Fine Art Standards
Developing and Using Models:
Students develop physical, conceptual, and other models to represent relationships, explain mechanisms, and predict outcomes.
- I can create an audio wave model of my name using proper pen and ink technique.
- I can apply principles of “wet on wet” watercolor in my wavelength piece.
Teaching and Timeline
Follow up on the interview with guest artist Desarae Lee. (See Resource Websites & Videos)
- What was something they liked or learned?
- Take away about pen and ink?
“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” -Dale Carnagie (Agree or disagree?)
- Today, we get to create our own name wave and add color. (Show samples)
- We will create a pen and ink wavelength and then use a “wet on wet” watercolor process.
Quick review of pen and ink skills from past lessons – warm up and stretch out, use
- A blotter paper. Keep your wrist and elbow loose.
- When drawing the line, try using a pencil and straightedge to make a guideline.
- Try using a bookmark to follow along in the right spot on your wave.
- Write name in pencil on the back of their paper.
*Distribute watercolor paper and pen and ink wave.
Feedback: Glow & Grow with neighbor
INSTRUCTION ON WET ON WET:
- Lightly glaze paper with water.
- Load brush with desired color and careful dot the color in the wet area to watch it bleed onto the paper.
- Leave it, and while it’s wet I will sprinkle a little salt if you want. It absorbs the water and pigment to create a cool texture.
- Avoid using black.
*Distribute print and water supplies and students can create.
May need to finish up next time if they’re not quite done.
- What was something that went well?
- What would you do differently next time?