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Creating a Signature Mark

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will be introduced to abstract artists and recognize their “signature mark”—marks created on the artwork that help viewers identify the artist just by looking at the work. Students will experiment with unique ways of creating a mark.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will observe, identify, and discuss abstract artists with a signature mark.

Students will identify components of an abstract work of art such as mark, composition, size, color, and repetition.

Students will create an original abstract work of art with a signature mark.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce abstract artists and their signature marks with students.
  • Discuss with students the components of an abstract work of art that communicate to the viewer (such as the mark, composition, size, color, repetition, and style).
  • Demonstrate how approaches to artmaking can be altered to create a difference in mark making.
  • Guide students as they review and respond to each others’ work based on discussed components and make revisions as necessary.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

5 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Variety of mediums, such as paints, pastels, charcoal
  • Different application tools, such as brush, squeegee, fork
  • Sketchbook
  • Canvas, canvas board, or hard artmaking surface
  • Paint brushes
  • Water and water cups

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Steps

Experiment in Sketchbook

Experiment in a sketchbook to with different mediums. Consider what mediums work best for expressive mark making.

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Instructional Materials

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Abstract vs Non Objective Art

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What Is Abstract Art

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The Elements of Art

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The Principles of Design

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Reflection

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