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Butterfly on Burlap

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will practice stitching techniques by using burlap fabric as a base for this artwork. Students will add detail to their butterfly design using paint, yarn, and buttons.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn how to place fabric into an embroidery ring.

Students will experiment in creating stitches.

Students will design a composition that conveys a personal story.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Instruct students how to position burlap in the embroidery loop.
  • Facilitate a discussion on artwork ideas based on personal experiences.
  • Demonstrate how to paint the composition onto burlap.
  • Demonstrate how to thread yarn into the eye of a needle, sew, and add the embellishments.

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National Standards


Create

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Burlap
  • Embroidery rings & plastic yarn needles
  • Tempera paints
  • Paintbrushes & water dishes
  • Yarn
  • Embellishments (buttons, sequins, beads)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: butterfly stencils

National Standards


Create

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

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Steps

Review Stitches

Review and experiment with different embroidery stitches.

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Embroidery Stitches

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