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Memorabilia

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create sculptures of memorabilia that represents their families, communities, or hobbies using air-dry clay. They will add details with acrylic paint in the style of contemporary artist Katharine Morling and present their work in a themed exhibit.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze the works of contemporary artist Katharine Morling, especially her use of black and white color.

Students will create sculptures that represent their families, communities, or hobbies.

Students will create sculptures using air-dry clay and experiment with various processes and tools.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion about contemporary artist Katharine Morling’s art, including her use of color and choice of content.
  • Prompt students to consider their families, communities, and hobbies when planning their sculptures.
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques of building with air-dry clay and use of tools.
  • Guide the design and creation of a themed online exhibit, including an exhibition label.

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National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

50 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Air-dry clay & tools (sculpting tools, mat, water bowl)
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Water cup
  • Picture-taking device
  • Laptop or computer

National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Discuss & Analyze Artwork

Discuss the artwork of Katharine Morling. Analyze her use of black and white and choice of objects. Discuss what the word “memorabilia” means.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Katharine Morling

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How to Plan an Online Exhibition

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What is Memorabilia?

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Reference

How to Make Air Dry Clay Slip

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Air Dry Clay Finishes

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5 Tips for Using Air Dry Clay

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Summative

How to Write an Exhibition Label

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