Level III-Art Lesson 1: The Hawaiian Frog
Learn to draw a frog based on a Hawaiian water fountain
The lesson is suitable for students in grade 5 through adult.
Art Lesson Description:
On the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is an enormous cemetery with a variety of religious centers to serve the various groups living on the island. We found this frog spurting water into a quiet pond outside a Buddhist temple on the cemetery.
If this is the first time you have had a chance to work with oil pastels, you will be happy to discover how easy they are to work with. The lesson is also an introduction to using light and dark colors to create shape.
Since the lesson includes lots of pictures of real frogs, there is plenty of input for the creative use of color.
This lesson includes both POWERPOINT and VIDEO versions of the lesson plus 2 downloadable printouts: a warmup and a drawing of the frog.
List of Supplies for Each Student:
- 1 frog warm-up (this is included with the lesson)
- 1 charcoal white pencil
- 1 #2 pencil
- 1 sheet colored construction paper
- 1 set of oil pastels
Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:
- Read the folktale, "The Princess and the Frog," set in Louisiana.
- Read the Frog and Toad books, and
- Read Grimm's "The Frog Prince."
- Read the madcap story of the Frog Princess.
- Read Goodnight Hawaiian Moon by
Science: Learn about the variety of frogs, frog habitats, and frog life cycles; the difference between a frog and a toad with these resources:
National Geographic Readers: Frogs is full of amazing photos and packed with information.
Scholastic Reader Level 1: From Tadpole to Frog makes the life history of frogs easily understood for 2nd graders and older.
Learn some interesting facts about frogs.
Learn why frogs can't live in some parts of the world.
Approximate Time to Complete the Art Class:
- Introduction through guided drawing: 20 minutes
- Finishing the drawing: 50 minutes
- Total time: 70 minutes