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Found Object Landscapes

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will curate various found objects and papers to create faux landscape collages. They will document their art work using available technology.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will identify available resources (found objects) to create art.

Students will brainstorm ways they can utilize their found objects to create landscape features.

Students will explore and invent ways of arranging their found objects and paper to create a landscape collage.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the concept of found objects and give examples of how they can be used to create art.
  • Facilitate brainstorming of different categories/types of found objects.
  • Demonstrate how to create a torn paper background.
  • Model how to arrange found objects to create landscape features without glue.

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National Standards


Create

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Scrap paper (colored paper, magazines, junk mail, etc.)
  • Found objects
  • Available technology (camera, phone, tablet, laptop, etc.)

National Standards


Create

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

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Steps

Brainstorm & Locate Found Objects

Brainstorm different categories of found objects that could be utilized (hardware, pasta, toys, textiles, etc.). Find and collect objects of various sizes and shapes to use for the collage. Plan out ways that found objects can be arranged to create the parts of a landscape.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Parts of a Landscape

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Worksheet

Found Object Landscapes Planning Guide

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Reference

Found Objects Materials Menu

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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