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Junk Jewelry

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore sustainability and the process of using recycled materials for artmaking. Students will create magazine beads, collage brooches, and button pendants using recycled materials and participate in a fashion parade or jewelry shop featuring their creations.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about sustainability, repurposing, upcycling, and recycling in art.

Students will make jewelry by experimenting with recycled materials.

Students will apply design elements and color theory.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce how the concepts of sustainability, repurposing, upcycling, and recycling can be used in artmaking.
  • Demonstrate the techniques needed to build the jewelry and the process of experimenting with the materials.
  • Discuss how to apply design and color theory during jewelry creation.
  • Facilitate the presentation of a fashion parade or jewelry shop.

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National Standards


Create

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

Repurpose objects to make something new.

VA:Cr2.3.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

VA:Cr3.1.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

2.VA:Cr3

Repurpose found objects to make a new artwork or design.

2.VA:Cr2.3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Scissors
  • Straws
  • Matt board and pin backs
  • Old magazines, fabric scraps, and washi tape
  • Adhesives (glue, decoupage medium, etc.)
  • Buttons
  • Sting, wire, or pipe cleaners
  • McMullan, K., & McMullan, J. (2006). I Stink! New York, NY: Harpercollins. ISBN-10: 0064438368

National Standards


Create

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

Repurpose objects to make something new.

VA:Cr2.3.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

VA:Cr3.1.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

2.VA:Cr3

Repurpose found objects to make a new artwork or design.

2.VA:Cr2.3

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Steps

Explore Sustainability

Read the book I Stink by Kate and Jim McMullan. Talk about trash, sustainability, repurposing, upcycling, and recycling. Discuss how to use these concepts in art and how someone's trash can be someone else's treasure.

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Instructional Materials

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Found Junk Jewelry

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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The Elements of Art

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Color Schemes

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Critique

Gallery Walk Guide

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
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