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Layers of Relief

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create an artwork by reimagining, repurposing, and redesigning cardboard, a material often discarded. Through discussion, students will develop their idea and create a layered low-relief sculpture. Students will complete an artist statement explaining their choices.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will redesign the cardboard from an object that once held items to an object designed to be viewed as art.

Students will evaluate their knowledge of social, cultural, and personal life in regards to creating meaningful art.

Students will layer and create a low-relief sculpture.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate how to attach and create with cardboard.
  • Guide students in finding an emotional connection to their work.
  • Demonstrate low-relief sculpture construction methods.
  • Conduct a discussion on different historical and contemporary artworks and how they impact society.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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

Acc.VA:Cr2.3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 5" x 7" cardboard rectangles
  • Hot glue
  • Cardboard cutting materials
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scratch paper
  • Colored permanent markers
  • Optional: paint materials

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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

Acc.VA:Cr2.3

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Steps

Explore Environmental, Cultural, & Social Issues

Discuss and view different works of art throughout history that have had an impact on cultural, social, and environmental issues. Brainstorm cultural, social, and environmental issues currently facing the world. Share personal impacts felt and experienced by different issues.

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