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Notre Dame Rose Window Collagraph

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn the history of the Notre Dame Cathedral and examine the preservation efforts used to restore it after the devastating fire of 2019. They will create a representation of the cathedral's rose window, using a collagraph process with cardboard, foam, and paint.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss the defining architectural features of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Students will invent and propose a method for future preservation of the historic site.

Students will construct a representation of Notre Dame’s rose window.

Students will explore collagraph as an artmaking approach/technique.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce characteristics of gothic architecture, utilizing the provided resource.
  • Facilitate a class discussion, identifying the architectural features of Notre Dame.
  • Prompt students to brainstorm and design methods for protecting and preserving Notre Dame, post-fire.
  • Discuss Notre Dame’s rose window, identifying artistic elements within its design.
  • Demonstrate how to create a collagraph print; using foam, cardboard, and paint.

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National Standards


Create

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

3.VA:Cr2.3

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

4.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Cardboard (5” x 7” or larger)
  • Assorted foam shape stickers
  • 9” x 12” black cardstock or construction paper
  • White acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Neon tempera cakes
  • Paintbrush & water cup

National Standards


Create

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

3.VA:Cr2.3

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

4.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Select Supplies

Select a piece of cardboard of a suitable size for the collagraph. Sort the foam shapes stickers, selecting the desired sizes and shapes for the design.

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Instructional Materials

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Gothic Architecture

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History of Notre Dame

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Preserving and Protecting History

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Reflection

Stoplight Exit Ticket

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