Toolkit

TOOLKIT: CHANGING SEASONS

THEME: COMPARISON / COLOR / TIME           
SUBJECT: EARLY CHILDHOOD
ARTIST: WINIFRED LUTZ / ROLF JULIUS
GRADE: recommended PreK-3rd grade
 
OBJECTIVES
Students will discuss the characteristics of each season; colors, temperature, light, objects, etc.
Students will explore landscape art, how it changes and how it remains the same.
Students will discuss what in our environment is effected by the seasons.
 
KEY QUESTIONS
1. What is your favorite season?  Why?
2. What sounds do you hear (… colors do you see, scents do you smell, etc.) in summer, fall, winter and spring?
3. Are artists inspired by the seasons?  What kind of art do you like to make in the winter, spring, summer, fall?
 
BOOK REFERENCES
1. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
2. Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
3. The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons
4. Season Search, a Spot-it Challenge by Sarah L. Schuette
5. Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
 
VISUAL REFERENCES
1. Garden Installation (on-going), (1993) by Winifred Lutz
2. Ash, (1991) by Rolf Julius
 
 
ACTIVITY
Students will be given a sheet of paper with an outline of a chameleon drawing on it.  Each student will go into a garden or outdoor space and find an area where they would like the chameleon to “live” (i.e. in the dirt, the grass, against the ivy on the wall, in a tree, etc.) The students will color in the chameleon based on the colors they see in their selected area.  What color is the chameleon?  Does your chameleon have more then one color?  Can you determine the season based on the colors?  Did the season influence your choice of colors? In a different season, what color would your chameleon be? Come together and share your chameleon drawings with each other. Can you guess where your classmates chameleon lives?
 
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PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS
 
(9.1.3.D)
-use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work
 
(9.1.3.E)
-demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts
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