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Found Materials Color Collage

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will experiment with found materials to demonstrate their understanding of color, repetition, and movement in a collage inspired by nature. They will reflect on how the availability of materials impacts artwork in an artist statement.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will compare, contrast, categorize, and organize materials in preparation for creating their collage.

Students will choose, manipulate, and assemble found materials to create an image.

Students will persist through challenges as they experiment with unusual materials.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show how to sort materials by color, texture, and size.
  • Review color theory, the color wheel, color schemes, repetition, and movement.
  • Demonstrate how to create a design inspired by nature using a variety of materials found in a home.
  • Explain how context and availability can influence artmaking.

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National Standards


Create

Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.

VA:Cr2.3.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

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Supplies and Materials
  • Found objects (food containers, magazines, cardboard, etc.)
  • Paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

National Standards


Create

Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.

VA:Cr2.3.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

Gather Materials

Gather found materials such as paper, containers, cardboard, magazines, and other available items. Separate the materials by color.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Color Theory Basics

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Reference

Found Objects Materials Menu

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Student

A Simple Way to Transfer Your Design

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Worksheet

Everyday Things Planning Worksheet

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Formative

Color and Composition and Critique

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