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Batik Textile Design

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will engage in an investigation of batik as an artistic process and problem-solve how the process can be safely modified for the classroom. They will create a textile design using a modified batik crayon and watercolor technique.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will observe batik artwork and infer information about the culture that originated this art form.

Students will learn about the process and history of Indonesian batik, completing a personal response to the artwork.

Students will brainstorm ways to alter the batik process, making it safer for young students.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show batik imagery and help students infer information about the culture that originated this art form.
  • Share the process and history of Indonesian batik.
  • Assist students in brainstorming as they create ways to make the batik process safer.
  • Demonstrate how to create a faux batik textile design using paper, crayon, and watercolor or a homemade substitute.

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National Standards


Create

When making works of art, utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a manner that prevents danger to oneself and others.

VA:Cr2.2.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Investigate: Experiment with studio skills, techniques, materials, tools and elements and principles of art and design through practice.

A.A.Cr.4.i

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 10 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper, pencil, & eraser
  • Crayons
  • Watercolors (substitute with old markers, coffee, or tea)
  • Paintbrush & water cup
  • Paper towel
  • Scissors & glue
  • Permanent marker
  • Construction paper

National Standards


Create

When making works of art, utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a manner that prevents danger to oneself and others.

VA:Cr2.2.4a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Investigate: Experiment with studio skills, techniques, materials, tools and elements and principles of art and design through practice.

A.A.Cr.4.i

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Steps

Discuss Batik

Introduce the background and history of batik. Discuss traditional materials.

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Instructional Materials

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How to Make Batik

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Planning for Safety

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Ideas for Textile Design

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The Background of Batik

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Techniques to Try with Crayon

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Reflection

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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