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Chalk Graffiti Illusions

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will plan a design, identify a location, and create a graffiti chalk illusion. They will investigate and explain the implications and responsibilities of chalk graffiti, private property, necessary permission, and material cleanup.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about graffiti and street as art forms.

Students will design a graffiti chalk optical illusion.

Students will develop skills and approaches with chalk by practicing it on paper.

Students will explore how the location and experience of a graffiti chalk illusion influence how it is perceived.

Students will select a location and investigate necessary permissions.

Students will graffiti the chalk illusion, explaining how to care for and clean up chalk in a public place.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce graffiti as an art form.
  • Demonstrate how to design a simple graffiti chalk optical illusion.
  • Share techniques and strategies for working with chalk on paper.
  • Facilitate a discussion on how the location and experience of a graffiti chalk illusion influence how it is perceived.
  • Assist students as they select a location, and help secure permission.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of art materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.6a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of arts materials, tools, and equipment.

6.VA:Cr2.2

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Black construction paper
  • White colored pencil
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Cotton swabs

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of art materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.6a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of arts materials, tools, and equipment.

6.VA:Cr2.2

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Design the Optical Illusion

Learn about graffiti and street as art forms. Draw a quadrilateral with parallel top and bottom lines on black paper using a ruler and white pencil. Elongate the left side to create a corner. Draw a line from the top left corner to the base, creating a right angle.

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Instructional Materials

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Guiding Questions for Graffiti Art

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Graffiti: Art or Crime?

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Critique

Graffiti Critique

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