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All About Me Hex Sign

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze and explore folk art and Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign designs. They will use tempera paint on cardboard circles to create their own symmetrical hex signs that convey a personal meaning.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about folk art and Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs.

Students will create a personalized folk art inspired hex sign that conveys an emotion.

Students will identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by images that represent various meanings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion about folk art and Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs.
  • Explain how emotion can be displayed in art through images and colors.
  • Demonstrate how to create a symmetrical hex sign with personal meaning.

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National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Plan: Brainstorm, discuss, and sketch ideas to solve an art problem.

A.A.Cr.5.i

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Tracing and drawing paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Pen & paper clip
  • 10” round cardboard circle
  • Tempera paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cup of water
  • Paint palette

National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Plan: Brainstorm, discuss, and sketch ideas to solve an art problem.

A.A.Cr.5.i

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Steps

Trace the Circle

Brainstorm and sketch designs with personal meaning on drawing paper. Trace the cardboard circle onto tracing paper.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

The Emotion of Color

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Worksheet

Hex Signs Practice

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Reference

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

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Feelings, Moods, and Emotions

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Student

A Simple Way to Transfer Your Design

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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