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Curating from the World Around Us

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will collect and select everyday objects to analyze, curate, and present to their peers. Students will discover ways to curate and present a cohesive collection through the elements of art, principles of design, categorization, and themes or topics of their choosing.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will shape an artistic investigation by collecting and selecting everyday objects or artifacts.

Students will explore unity in their collections using art elements and design principles, categorization, and themes.

Students will research and investigate appropriate presentation formats to publicly exhibit their collections.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Support students’ investigation and collection of accessible everyday objects.
  • Explain ways to produce cohesion using design elements and principles, categorization, and themes.
  • Share appropriate presentation formats when publicly exhibiting collections.
  • Guide students through self-reflection as they curate displays and analyze and evaluate installed exhibits.

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National Standards


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Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Found objects or personal memorabilia and artifacts
  • Digital camera
  • Installation tools (tape, pushpins, fishing line, putty)
  • Optional: cardboard boxes or other display containers

National Standards


Create

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

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Steps

Introduction to Collections

View the work of Joseph Cornell and examine his choice of objects and materials in his small shadow boxes. Define the concepts “collection” and “curate.” Go on a “collecting” walk. Look for interesting and accessible everyday objects in the immediate surroundings.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

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Worksheet

Planning a Site-Specific Display

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The Elements of Art

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The Principles of Design

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Basic Photography Tips

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Artist Bio

Katie Kameen

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Artist Bio

Joseph Cornell

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Artist Bio

Gabriel Orozco

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10 Questions for Curation

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Reflection

Curation Reflection Assessment

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Classification Table

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