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My Community in Low Relief

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use primarily cardboard to recreate a portion of their community. Students will use concepts of one-point perspective for a low-relief sculpture. Students will reflect upon their own perspective of their community.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create art with personally relevant content in a low relief sculpture representing their community.

Students will demonstrate open-mindedness in their art by recreating their community as a cardboard sculpture.

Students will explore the organizational strategies of effectively representing a one-point perspective.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the concept of a one-point perspective.
  • Demonstrate how a one-point perspective can be illustrated through drawing.
  • Facilitate a reflection and discussion of the characteristics of students’ communities.
  • Demonstrate how to draw a community or neighborhood street in one-point perspective.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9" x 12" cardboard pieces (2)
  • Additional small pieces of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • School glue
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Ultra fine permanent marker or roller ball pen

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Discuss & Create Perspective

Discuss how one-point perspective is used in art. Draw a horizon line on one of the cardboard pieces. Create a perspective point on the horizon line on the far right side. Draw three diagonal lines to the bottom of the left side from the perspective point.

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Instructional Materials

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Cardboard Cutting Tools

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Worksheet

Perspective Practice Sheet

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Indoor OnePoint Perspective

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reflection

Artist Statement Checklist

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