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Blizzard Binding

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create an accordion-based spine structure that will serve as a refillable sketchbook or presentation portfolio. Students will work backward, making the spine first, which will determine the height of their paper inserts.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will select paper without knowing the insert size, which will be determined after the spine structure is made.

Students will create a precise blizzard book.

Students will select the type and width of paper inserts.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce Hedi Kyle’s Blizzard Binding structure and demonstrate how to make it. Guide student exploration in their paper selection.
  • Provide students support and feedback for insert designs.
  • Circulate and guide small group critiques upon completion of blizzard structures and interior inserts.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

VA:Cr2.1.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Thin decorative paper or painted tissue paper for spine
  • Watercolor paper, tag board, sketch paper for inserts
  • Bone folder (optional but preferred)

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

VA:Cr2.1.Ia

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Steps

Fold Accordion

Choose a thin paper below or equal to 20lb. Fold it into an 8 panel accordion.

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Instructional Materials

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Blizzard Binding How-To

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Reference

Hedi Kyle Bio

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Basic Sculpture Vocabulary

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Artist Bio

Hedi Kyle

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Reflection

Bookmaking Reflection Sheet

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Formative

Concept Planning

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