Visual Samples of O’Keeffe’s work including online references and story read book of Georgia O’Keeffe, written and illustrated by Mike Venecia.
1. Study the art of American artist, Goergia O’Keeffe.
2. Create a work of art based on her famous flowers.
3. Understand and apply media, techniques and processes.
4. Learn about the life of the artist.
4.2 Identify and describe how a person’s own cultural context influences individual responses to works of art.
2.7 Use contrast (light and dark) expressively in an original work of art.
1.2 Perceive and discuss differences in mood created by warm and cool colors.
4.4 Use appropriate vocabulary of art to describe successful use of an element of art in a work of art.
4.3 Select an artist’s work and, using appropriate vocabulary of art, explain its successful compositional and communicative qualities.
With a black sharpie, students are to begin by tracing a copy of Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers on a transparency. They proceed to color the image with permanent markers, choosing a color scheme of interest, warm or cool colors and making sure to color with the side of the markers so that the ink is thoroughly and evenly spread out. They are also required to paint the background with a contrasting color. Make sure to explain the meaning of warm/cool colors and what they represent. They then mount their project onto a piece of slightly crumpled aluminum foil and frame.
O’Keeffe visuals Permanent colored markers
Transparencies Black sharpies
Clear tape Tin foil
Flower copy Mats
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