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Cardboard Animals

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will construct an animal armature out of thin cardboard and take photographs of their work daily to document the process of creating. Students will participate in a peer critique and discuss in large groups where the artworks could be displayed and how.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a sculpture of an animal utilizing the notch method.

Students will document the process from the beginning to the end.

Students will collaborate with classmates to develop a way to display the artwork they have created.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate how to use a variety of tools and methods to create a sculpture of an animal with cardboard.
  • Guide students in documenting their work as it progresses.
  • Assist students as they collaborate to display their final work.
  • Facilitate both midpoint and final critiques of artwork.

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National Standards


Create

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIa

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

Acc.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Thin cardboard (empty cereal/food boxes)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Picture-taking device

National Standards


Create

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIa

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

Acc.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Research Animals

Discuss different animals and their strengths and weaknesses. Research which animals are strong, graceful, smart, and/or fast. Make a connection with one specific animal.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Animal Connection Guide

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Cardboard Cutting Tools

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Student

Artist Statement Flow Chart

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Reference

5 Steps to Documenting Artwork

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Critique

Sticky Note Critique

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