Project-based lesson: FISHES

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  1. Objectives

Towards the end of the lesson, students are able to:

  1. Cognitive
  2. 1. Recall the different elements of art – line, shape, color. (Aesthetics)
  3. Recognize elements of art in turkish artworks. (Art Criticism, Aesthetics)
  4. Know the history of Turkish art. (Art History)
  5. Affective
  6. Realize the importance of Turkish art in ancient limes and in modern era. (Art History. Art Criticism)
  7. Psychomotor
  8. Create a personalized collection by applying the elements of art. (Art Production)

П. Subject Matter

  1. Topic: Lines. Shapes and Colors in Turkish art Art
  2. Activity: reproduction: recognizing the painting materials Theme: “colours”

С   Vocabulary:

  1. Lines – it is a prolongation or extension of a point
  2. Shapes – it is an enclosed space produced by lines
  3. Color – it is a series of wavelengths that strike our retina
  4.  – the Turkish art of cubism and stillife  representing objects

III. Materials

  1. Teacher:

Realia (sample output for the activity . replicass). Pictures (Turkish ottoman  Artworks.), Visual Aids (Vocabulary words. Activity title and theme. Artwork Rating Scale)

  1. Student:

Oslo paper, crayons, glue, band II. Subject Matter

  1. Topic: Lines. Shapes and Colors in Turkish art and cubsm
  2. Activity: watching a short documantaqary in class about the dominant Turksih artists”

С   Vocabulary:

  1. Lines – it is a prolongation or extension of a point on the paper
  2. Shapes – it is an enclosed space produced by lines
  3. Color – it is a series of wavelengths that strike our retina

Ш. Mate rials

  1. Teacher:

(sample output for the activity). Pictures (Artworks. Replica Products), Visual Aids (Vocabulary words. Activity title and theme. Artwork)

  1. Student:

Oslo paper, crayons, glue, rubber band

  1. Review

Ask the students to review the elements of art.

Who can tell me the six different elements of art?

Narrow down to lines, shapes and colors.

Today, we the he using only three elements. Who can guess?

What is a line again? Can you tell me the two main types of lines? Who can enumerate the five

kinds of straight lines? How about curve lines?

Now, what is a shape? Like?

How about colors?



When he completed painting his first work displaying a basket of flowers and a slice of watermelon he presented it to the minister Bekir Pasha and in return he received an arabian horse.His best works as a master of the painting art are the sceanary and portraits.This work of his was painted in 1921 and  named the fishes .The painter used a perspective short distance look at the work. The light in the painting  was received diagonally from right to left. Leaves of  lettuce whose coloring ranges from green to blue makes a contrast with the redness of the turnips on the right bottom corner.The conturs the artist rarely used in his works can be seen on bordering lines of  the fishes ,turnips and lettuce leaves . This work carries the empressionist influence and reminds his European counterpartners..

ismail namık



This Turkish dish from the Black Sea region features fragrant rice pilaf in a shell of fresh anchovies baked to perfection

‘Hamsi’or anchovies, are one of the most common fish in Turkish cousine. The best anchovies are harvested in the Black Sea and the Bosphorous.  It’s no wonder dishes made with ‘hamsi’ are especially common in Turkish Black Sea regional cooking .. You can find anchovies in everything from soups, dishes, salads and main course dishes to pickles, jams and even desserts!

One of the best-loved dishes made with ‘hamsi’ is a casserole of fragrant rice pilaf baked in a shell of boneless anchovies, called ‘hamsili pilav’. If you can get fresh anchovies in your area, try this famous recipe from the Black Sea at home for your whole family to enjoy.



1 Kilogram fresh anchovies

1 and half cups of short grain rice

1 onion

1/3  tbsp currants

¼ cups hot water

2 tbsp butter

2 teaspoons of salt

½ tsp black peper

½ tsp hot red pepper flakes

Lemon wedges for flavouring

Another work by Namık Ismail

Harvest and milk


This work portrays the difficult living conditions of the farmers.The back ground of the process of wheat production.Time consuming, exhausting but at the same time sweet taste of self satisfaction of the hard toil .Non existence of the machinery and pure production without implementing the genetically modified seeds is dominant in every painting brush stroke . The modern age food production is now rampant and side effects on the health are hazarodous and unknown  to what extend it can reach. life ‘s heavy burden falls not only the man’s shoulders but also those of woman.As the energy of the working fades  milk comes to help .The basic food staples like wheat which the bread is made from and milk which is the source of the dairy products can be seen here.

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