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Home and School Diptych

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will reflect on the differences between making art at home and school. They will create a reflective diptych, fully developing it through a combination of crosshatching, hatching, and expressive mark making to portray personal feelings.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will practice and implement hatching and crosshatching to create value and expressive marks.

Students will identify examples of hatching, crosshatching, and expressive mark making in several famous artworks.

Students will expressively document their experiences creating art in diverse settings, both at home and at school.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate hatching and crosshatching techniques.
  • Share strategies for expressive mark making.
  • Present several famous artworks that incorporate hatching, crosshatching, and expressive mark making.
  • Show the creation of a diptych that explores artmaking at home and school.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design

A.A.Cr.7.m

Make: Engage in experimentation with the expressive qualities of media, tools, and techniques with refined craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.9.m

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • 6" x 9" white paper
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Glue
  • Permanent pen or marker
  • Crayons

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design

A.A.Cr.7.m

Make: Engage in experimentation with the expressive qualities of media, tools, and techniques with refined craftsmanship.

A.A.Cr.9.m

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Steps

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Discuss how artwork is not only an expression but also a record of a time and place.

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Instructional Materials

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Art as a Historical Record

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Hatching and Cross-Hatching Practice

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Reference

Techniques to Try with Crayon

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Reflection

My “Best Work” Reflection

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