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Artist Statement Stop Motion

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will develop an artist statement using a combination of words, props, and art. They will use created and gathered objects to tell the story of artmaking in a stop motion animation and highlight their own voice and process as they present their final animations.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will develop an artist statement explaining personal choice, mediums, and process.

Students will create props and words to visually explain an artist statement.

Students will use layering to give the illusion of objects and props appearing in a stop motion animation.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain the process of creating a written artist statement and how to translate it into a visual explanation.
  • Show how to set up and use devices and applications in a stop motion animation.
  • Discuss best practices of communication with peers while creating a stop motion animation.
  • Demonstrate methods of observation, research, and experimentation to create a variety of effects in a stop motion video.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

40 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital application (e.g., Stop Motion Studio)
  • Digital recording device (tablet, iPad, cell phone, camera)
  • Device mount
  • Mixed media
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional: remote or headphones

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Develop an Artist Statement

Develop an artist statement. Consider the personal voice, overall message, mediums, processes, and tools used.

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Instructional Materials

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Tools For Stop Motion Animation

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Stop Motion Animation Setup

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Worksheet

Stop Motion Animation Storyboard

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Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Reflection

Artist Statement Checklist

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