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Invisible Hand

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the conceptual art of Sol Lewitt by designing and planning a drawing that someone else must execute. Students will also produce a drawing based on instructions from a classmate.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about the art of Sol Lewitt.

Students will design and provide instructions for an artwork that someone else will execute.

Students will write mathematically precise instructions for their drawings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to the work of Sol Lewitt.
  • Explain the parameters and limitations of the project.
  • Demonstrate how to plan out a drawing and write the instructions to actualize the drawing.
  • Devise system for distributing instructions.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

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

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketchbooks
  • Rulers, triangles, French curves, compasses, etc.
  • Graph paper
  • Various media as required

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

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

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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Steps

Brainstorm

Brainstorm ideas for an artwork that someone else will execute.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Sol Lewitts Conceptual Drawings

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Artist Bio

Sol LeWitt

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Reflection

First, Then, Next Finally

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