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Artists Letters

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will transform the 2D shape of a letter made from cardboard and work to sculpturally turn it into a 3D form. They will work with mixed media to develop themes for letters reflecting a particular artist, movement, or time period utilizing choice and voice.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze, select, and critique a variety of artists and movements.

Students will select an artist or movement to base a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept on.

Students will discuss the principles that define shape and form.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate artist presentations aiding in the analysis, critique, and student artist selections.
  • Teach how to apply the principles of shapes to form.

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National Standards


Create

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Two 18" x 24" cardboard flat sheets
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Paper towel rod & paper towels
  • Kraft paper, kraft tape & masking tape
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Gesso
  • Tempera & acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes & water cup

National Standards


Create

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Steps

Analyze & Select an Artist

Introduce artists and movements. Analyze, critique, and select an artist to base a personally meaningful theme-based artwork on.

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Instructional Materials

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Block Letters

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Artist Letter Writing Guide

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Reference

Principles of Form and Sculpture

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Exploring Digital Art Exhibits

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Reflection

Artmaking Process Reflection

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