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Disruption

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will discover how contemporary artists use art to disrupt the norm and comment on the world around them. Students will collaborate to create an installation, street art, or performance that brings an issue to light and reflect and consider the viewer and exhibition.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine artists’ works to see how they disrupt the norm and comment on the world around them.

Students will work together to create an installation or artwork that comments on a social issue.

Students will install their work in a public space and observe the viewer’s reactions.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the artists to the students, emphasizing the purpose and message of the art.
  • Assist students in creating groups and brainstorming ideas.
  • Guide students in the creation and installation of their work.
  • Direct students in writing an artist statement and final reflection.

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National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

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

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

Collaboratively develop a proposal for an installation, artwork, or space design that transforms the perception and experience of a particular place.

VA:Cr2.3.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

7 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Range of supplies for student choice
  • Fabric
  • Paint
  • Found objects
  • Display materials (tacks, tape, string, etc.)

National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

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

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

Collaboratively develop a proposal for an installation, artwork, or space design that transforms the perception and experience of a particular place.

VA:Cr2.3.Ia

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Steps

Introduction

Discuss installation art. Review the work of the Guerilla Girls and Banksy. Examine the purpose and role of disruptive public art.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Guerrilla Girls bio

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Artist Bio

Banksy

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Introduction to Installation Art

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General Rules for Installation Art for Teenagers

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reflection

First, Then, Next Finally

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