Unit: African Art
Grade Level(s): 3rd-4th
Medium: Mixed Media
Suggested Time: 1 class period
- The student will design wearable art; jewelry
- The student will create works of art that reflect community cultural traditions
- The student will identify the arrangement of colors on a color wheel
Elements of Art: Line, Color, Shape
Principles of Design: Pattern, Balance, Unity
Materials and Equipment:
- Red, yellow, blue colored pencils
- Sturdy paper plates
- Primary and Secondary markers
- Black Marker/Sharpie
- Single hole punch
General Vocabulary: Primary, Secondary, Color Wheel, Maasai, tribe, analogous
1. Walk into class wearing the necklace.
2. Today you will learn about the Maasai tribe and the color wheel.
3. Show students videos about the Maasai tribe.
Show the students a map where the Maasai tribe are located.
Have the students work on the color wheel worksheet.
Show the students how to mix colors with the colored pencils.
Explain to the students that they will be making a necklace.
Instruct the students on how to begin the necklace.
4. Demonstrate to the students that they need to section off their paper plate with a pencil.
Show them how to transfer the color wheel in the correct order on the paper plate.
Demonstrate to the students not to color on the lip of the paper plate.
5. Have the students give a thumbs up if they understand.
Walk around the room while the students are sectioning off their paper plate to make sure they understand.
6. Show the students where to cut the paper plate once they are done coloring the color wheel.
Show the students how to cut the square out of the circle once they are done with the previous.
Show the students where to punch the holes in the square and how long of a piece of yarn they need.
7. Have the students cut out the circle out of the middle of the paper plate.
Have the students cut a square out of the circle that they cut.
Have the students staple the square to the bottom of the paper plate and punch holes in the square and add yarn.
Have the students use a black marker to create a pattern around the outside of the paper plate.
8. Ask the students what they learned from the lesson.
Ask the students to give you a thumbs up or thumbs down if they enjoyed the lesson.
Ask the students to give you feedback about what they liked and what they did not.