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Lifepac Art Unit I Lesson Plans

aop electives art unit one lesson plansTypically for a workbook (and sometimes for a text book), I made lesson plans in a grid format, then printed the plans, then trimmed the plans, and glued it to the inside front cover of the workbook. I kept a copy of the lesson plans in my notebook, and if I thought it was necessary, I added notes to my "teacher" plans.

Below I will copy and paste the student plans and the teacher plans on the website and I will include printable files.

printable filesResources for AOP Electives LifePac Art Unit I Unit I

Student Plans - 4 formats

docUnit I Lesson Plans - DOC
docUnit I Lesson Plans - DOCX
pdfUnit I Lesson Plans - PDF
txtV Planner text file TXT

Pasting into the V Planner

If copying and pasting the TXT plans into V Planner, be sure that pasting does not change the background color of the S Sheet. If the S Sheet background changes to white after pasting, be sure to fix that by always selecting "Match Destination Formatting." See illustration below, click illustration to see full sized image.
copy into v planner and formatting

The Student Plans Look Like This

Print - trim - glue behind front cover of workbook (pictured above)

Read Concepts in Design pages 1-2. Turn to page 49 and read all of the words and definitions. Look up any words that you cannot pronounce in the dictionary and learn to say them correctly. Read pages 3 and 4 and stop at Line.

Line: Read pages 4-7: What is a line, actual line, implied line, imaginary or mental line, edge. Do activity 1.1 on page 7.

Texture: Read pages 8-11; Do activity 1.2. Turn to page 11 and do activity 1.3. Take your rubbings, trim each example to approximately the size of the blocks in your book on page 9, and attach each one to a block with a glue stick.

Value: Read pages 13-14, do activities 1.4 and 1.4a.

Shape/Form: Read pages 15 and do activity 1.5

Do activities 1.6 and 1.7 on pages 17-18. Do as many tangrams as time allows.

Self Test 1, page 19
Begin section II; read page 20

Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and Radial: read pages 21-23, do activities.
Optional: Supplemental Activity #2 from teacher's book goes with today's lesson.

Space: Read pages 24-26, do activity 2.1 on page 26.
Optional: Supplementary Activity #1 from teacher's book goes with this lesson.

Focal Point, Scale and Proportion: Read pages 27-28; do activity 2.2 on pages 29-31

Movement and Rhythm: Read pages 32-34; make a collage as directed in the instructions in the book.

Division of Space: Read pages 39-40. Study Part II, pages 20-40, read over vocabulary.

Self Test 2, pages 40-41. Use the remainder of your time to study the entire unit.

Unit 1 test


Supply List: 12" x 18" white construction paper, black construction paper, old magazines, old newspapers, regular paper, tracing paper (for day 3) ..instead of making rubbings directly in book, page 9), drawing pencils, markers (for day 2), ink pen (for day 2), scissors, glue stick, fixative and predetermined location for spraying the fixative on paper. (We will use a box placed outside), ruler, x-acto knife (optional, could use scissors instead, if using x-acto knife, you will also have to have a surface for cutting paper on)


The Teachers Plans Look Something Like This

The teacher's version repeats the lesson plans plus ideas and references. docunit1_teacher.doc (see all formats near the top of this page)
Below is a copy of the teacher's plans --->with the lesson plans omitted in this example

Alpha Omega Publications- Electives Lifepacs Art
Unit I: Concepts in Design
Class requires Alpha Omega's LIFEPAC Electives Art I Unit 1 and teacher's book.
Tentative syllabus and plans for Unit 1:
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Day 1:
Student: Write your name in the front cover of the book and the date you are starting the course. Take note of the schedule glued to the inside front cover of the book.
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Day 2:
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Internet resource: The Cumaean Sybyl is mentioned on page 6. Follow the link to see the image better. Another example of lines can be found in this image: Christ at the Sea of Galilee
Adult Check: Activity 1.1 ____

Day 3:
Materials: pencils 4B and 6B, tracing paper, fixative, scissors, glue stick, big box and location outside for spraying fixative, pins. (lay the paper in the box, anchor the corners of the paper with pins and spray the fixative on the paper)
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Label each example and which pencil used for the rubbing.
Adult Check: Activity 1.2 ____; Adult Check: Activity 1.3 ____

Day 4:
Materials: pencils of varying softness, a few newspapers and magazines
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Adult Check: Activity 1.4 ____; Adult Check: Activity 1.4a ____

Day 5:
Materials: magazines, scissors, glue, pencil
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Adult Check: Activity 1.5 ____

Day 6
Materials: black construction paper, ruler, scissors
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Adult Check: Activity 1.6 ____; Adult Check: Activity 1.7 ____

Note: internet resources:
How to make a tangram:
[edit - off site resource removed - dead links ]
6 3-inch tangrams - PDF:

Day 7
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Day 8
Materials: old magazines, art books, Optional: worksheet one from teacher's book
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Note: For lack of examples in magazines, fall back to drawing examples of balance or looking at examples of architecture.

Day 9
Materials: black construction paper, scissors, glue stick, white construction paper,
– clipped – (exactly as student copy) – If you do not understand what it means to draw the negative space visit for another explanation. If you happen to have the book, Drawing with Children, there is an example of negative space drawing on or close to page 147.
Adult Check: Activity 2.1 ____

Escher's work
Wikipedia on symmetry:

Day 10
Materials: favorite drawing pencil
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Adult Check: Activity 2.2 ____

Day 11
Materials: scissors, glue stick, paper in your choice of color, and either copy pages 35 and 37 or tear them out.
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Adult Check: Activity 2.3 ____

Day 12:
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Day 13:
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Day 14
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END of Unit 1

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HP 11310-0 HP Premium Choice Laserjet Paper, White, 32-lb., 8-1/2
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This is the paper we used for both drawing and painting during the AOP Electives Art class for units 1-5 and 7.
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