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Jazzy Yarn Drawings

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will develop a sketch with lines, shapes, and colors that visually represent jazz music. Students will fill in their drawing with yarn, using repetition to add visual rhythm and texture. Students will create an online display as a group that includes music inspiration.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will collaboratively brainstorm lines, shapes, and colors to represent jazz instruments and rhythms.

Students will develop a drawing inspired by jazz music using repeating lines and shapes.

Students will explore how repetition can create visual rhythm.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate collaborative brainstorming of lines, shapes, and colors to represent jazz instruments and rhythms.
  • Guide students as they develop a drawing inspired by jazz music using repeating lines and shapes.

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National Standards


Create

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.1

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

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Cardstock or thick paper
  • Colored markers
  • Yarn
  • Glue and scissors
  • Images of art by Wassily Kandinsky
  • Jazz music
  • Digital device and camera
  • Digital presentation application, such as Google Sites

National Standards


Create

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

VA:Cr1.1.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.1

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

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Discuss Kandinsky’s Work

Discuss the work of Wassily Kandinsky and how he used music as inspiration. Analyze his use of repeating shapes, lines, and colors to show rhythm and represent sound.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Wassily Kandinsky

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Reference

Jazz Music and Art

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Anchor Chart

A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Critique

MidPoint Critique Approaches

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Summative

How to Write an Exhibition Label

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