Illuminated Letter Crayon Resist
4 Days (90 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:
C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements,
organizational principles, patterns, relationships,
techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing,
or applied arts discipline.


P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies,
tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual,
performing, or applied arts discipline.


P.4 Perform, present, exhibit, publish, or demonstrate the
results of the artistic/creative process for an audience.


R.1 Observe, describe, reflect, analyze, and interpret works
of the visual, performing, or applied arts.

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Objectives:
  • Students will read and learn about illuminated letters.
  • Students will create their own illuminated letter.
  • Students will display their illuminated letters in the hallway.

Vocabulary Words:
shape, line, pattern

Preparation:
Have baby food jars or small cups and black paint out for paint and water mixture.

Materials and Resources:
  • evaluation sheet
  • example of the project
  • crayons
  • rough draft paper
  • 12x18” white paper
  • pencil
  • black tempera paint
  • baby food jars or cups (for black paint and water mixture)
  • light boxes
  • black Sharpie marker
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  • books and print outs of different styles of letter fonts
  • paint brushes

Motivation-Instruction:
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  • Students will read about illuminated letters.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Students will look at examples of different types and styles of letter fonts.
  • Students will draw a rough draft of their illuminated letter. (The letter they choose will be the first letter of their first, middle, or last name.)

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Day 1:
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Day 2:
  • Students will finish drawing their rough drafts, trace in marker. They will then trace their illuminated letter design onto their final paper with pencil.
  • Students will begin coloring their illuminated letter project with crayons (any spaces students want white have to be colored with white crayon, any spaces students want black need to be left blank).

Day 3:
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Day 4:
  • Students will finish coloring.
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  • Students will lay newspaper on their table, get a paint brush, water and black paint mixture, and a paper towel. They will paint over their entire paper with the watered down black paint. If the paint mixture beads on top of the crayons, students will need to carefully wipe the excess paint away with a paper towel.

Resources:

Lesson plan adapted from Ken Schwab off of the website www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/ken-illumination.htm