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Students will collaboratively define “aesthetic living” and research an artist using aesthetics as part of a community transformation project. Students will examine how aesthetics bring joy to their own lives. Students will record, research, and express emotions through drawing.
Areas of Study
Students will define “aesthetic” and collaboratively reach a consensus around the meaning of “aesthetic living.”
Students will research the work of an artist who works with communities.
Students will notice and record the aesthetic aspects of the artist’s work and consider their impact on the community.
Guide students in defining “aesthetic” and collaboratively reaching a consensus around the meaning of “aesthetic living.” Assist students with locating information about the selected artists’ community projects. Facilitate discussions of aesthetic living and artists’ contributions to transforming communities. Facilitate partnering students with peers who selected different artists.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
1 hour and 25 minutes
Supplies and Materials
Sketchbook, unlined notebook, or stapled folded papers Pencil and eraser Coloring tools of choice (markers, colored pencils, etc.)
Define “aesthetic” using dictionaries or a web search.
Determine the meaning of the phrase “aesthetic living” as a class.
Brainstorm ideas as a class and record them.
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