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Collage in Perspective

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine Romare Bearden’s collages and consider how cultural associations and emotions can be expressed in art. Students will explore one-point perspective and use mixed media to create a collaged city that expresses personal cultural associations and emotions.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine Romare Bearden’s collages featuring city streets.

Students will analyze how cultural associations, emotions, and ideas can be expressed in art using color and symbols.

Students will demonstrate an openness to the exploration of one-point perspective by discussing its concept.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss Romare Bearden’s collages featuring city streets.
  • Explain how cultural associations, emotions, and ideas can be expressed in art using color and symbols.
  • Introduce one-point perspective and how it can be achieved using organizational strategies.
  • Demonstrate how to draw a city street in one-point perspective.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Magazines
  • Construction paper (multiple colors)
  • White paper (11” x 17”)
  • School glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Images of Romare Bearden’s collages featuring city streets

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Steps

Brainstorm and Sketch

Examine Romare Bearden’s collages featuring city streets. Consider how cultural associations, emotions, and ideas can be expressed using color and symbols. Brainstorm and sketch ideas for a city street that expresses personal cultural associations, emotions, and/or ideas.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Romare Bearden

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Worksheet

Collage in Perspective: Planning

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Anchor Chart

Indoor OnePoint Perspective

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Simple Perspective Guide

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Reflection

Identity Artist Statement

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