Lesson Plan

Introduction to Digital Painting

introduce students to the world of digital art
Donald P.
Classroom teacher
Mooresville High School
Mooresville, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts

Students will be able to...

Use a variety of media, including 2-D, 3-D, and digital, to produce art.

Recognize the interdisciplinary knowledge used in the creation of art.

Analyze the role of art in creating digital images, technological products, and design.

Use teacher-generated criteria to evaluate personal art.

Grades 9 – 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter - Introduction of Digital Painting

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Teacher uses tools like vYouTube and Pinterest to show students examples of digital painting and speed paintings of digital art. 

Teacher uses feedback tools like Padlet to discuss differences between traditional painting and digital painting with students.

Student Instructions

Students respond to guided questions provided by the teacher to discuss the differences between digital painting and traditional painting.

2 Guided practice - introduction to digital tools

Teacher introduces students to digital painting tools such as Sketchbook and Photoshop. 

Teacher provides step by step instruction on how to use the digital painting tools for students to be able to effectively learn the different digital painting tools.

Teacher provides one-on-one instruction as needed.

Student Instructions

Students use step by step instruction provided by the teacher to learn the digital painting tools.

Students begin to experiment with the digital painting tools and learning what they can and can't do with the tools.

3 Independent practice - Students create independent digital artworks

Teacher provides individual instruction on using the digital tools as needed.

Teacher provides feedback to students one-on-one as students work to create their digital artworks

Student Instructions

Students use digital documentation tools such as Blendspace to research and  document what they are going to create as a digital painting.

Students use digital painting tools such as Sketchbook or Photoshop to create their own digital painting. 

Students take screenshots often to be able to show the process of the creation of their painting and to document their learning for the teacher.

4 Wrap-Up

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Teacher reviews student documentation that has been submitted by students through Google Classroom.

Teacher reviews student learning with feedback tool such as Padlet. Teacher provides guided questions for students to respond to.

Student Instructions

Students submit documentation of learning process along with the final digital painting through Google Classroom.

Students respond to guided questions provided by the teacher to provide feedback on the lesson.