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Complementary Icosahedron Forms

Lesson Plan

Description

Icosahedrons are 20-sided shapes. Using mathematical and color theory knowledge, students will create an icosahedron that showcases complementary colors, value, and complex patterns.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will discover the 20-sided forms called icosahedrons.

Students will revisit their knowledge of complementary color and value.

Students will apply mathematical skills to create the sides of an icosahedron and form it together.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about icosahedrons, complementary colors, and value.
  • Demonstrate the paper folding and painting process.
  • Demonstrate how to use the pattern to copy image with carbon paper.
  • Explain complex patterns and how to add complex patterns to icosahedron pieces.

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National Standards


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Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

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

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 12” x 18” white construction paper & carbon paper
  • Tempera paint
  • Paint brushes and palettes
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue
  • Black permanent markers

National Standards


Create

Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

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

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Steps

Paint Paper

Fold two pieces of construction paper into 12 sections. Choose a complementary color set. Paint the folded paper using the chosen color set.

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Instructional Materials

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Icosahedron Pattern

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Icosahedrons Assembling Map

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Basic Sculpture Vocabulary

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Summative

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