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Batik Mantra Flags

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will collaborate to develop artist affirmations that contribute to a community mantra flag. Students will create a batik flag illustrating a specific mantra using a glue and paint-resist process.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create affirmations focusing on positive artistic behaviors in a specific community.

Students will discuss and visually document where and when people gather to make and experience art in a community.

Students will collaboratively reflect on how the visual documentations show the intended meaning.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain affirmations and mantras.
  • Facilitate collaborative brainstorming, reflection, and revision groups.
  • Assign affirmations that document positive artistic behaviors in a specific community to the students.
  • Demonstrate how to make a batik flag using the paint and glue-resist process.

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National Standards


Create

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper, pencil, and eraser
  • White fabric (cotton or linen)
  • Water-soluble pencil and washable gel glue
  • Paints: fabric or acrylic mixed with textile medium
  • Brushes, water cup, and paper towel
  • Sink or tub for soaking
  • String or ribbon and sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Optional: camera

National Standards


Create

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Discuss and Brainstorm

Discuss the affirmations, mantras, and where and when people gather to make and experience art in the community. Brainstorm and identify spaces where the collaborative mantra flag could be exhibited. Document these ideas visually. Choose an exhibition space.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Mantra Flag Collaboration Guide

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Reference

The Background of Batik

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Summative

How to Write an Exhibition Label

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
ADD

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