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Inside Out

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the art of Judy Pfaff, Louise Nevelson, and Lee Bontecue and compare how they use the art elements to create enticing sculptures. Students will use cardboard, fabric, and paper to create dynamic abstract sculptures informed by the “inside” of something.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze and interpret the artwork of Judy Pfaff, Louise Nevelson, and Lee Bontecue.

Students will design a sculpture informed by the inside of something.

Students will use cardboard, fabric, paper, and/ or boxes to create a mixed media sculpture.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate class discussion of artwork by Judy Pfaff, Louise Nevelson, and Lee Bontecue.
  • Prompt students to design a sculpture informed by the inside of something.
  • Demonstrate how to use cardboard, fabric, paper, and/ or boxes to create a mixed media sculpture.
  • Demonstrate how to document the creative process from ideation to presentation.

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National Standards


Create

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

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

40 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Pencil, eraser, and permanent marker
  • Cardboard, mat board, fabric, boxes, and paper
  • Scissors and craft knives
  • Glue, wire, and pliers
  • Acrylic paint, brushes, water cup
  • Images of art by Louis Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, & Lee Bonticuou
  • Digital camera
  • Device with stop-motion application

National Standards


Create

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

Discuss

Discuss the works of Louis Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, and Lee Bontecou. Compare and contrast how these artists use materials, shapes, colors, and repetition to create enticing sculptures. Interpret the artwork and provide evidence for the interpretation.

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Instructional Materials

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Louise Nevelson Artist Bio

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Artist Bio

Judy Pfaff

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Artist Bio

Lee Bontecou

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Anchor Chart

How to Manipulate Cardboard

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Planning with Multiple Ideas

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Lists

Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Summative

Stop-Motion Documentation

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