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Objects in Motion

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine rhythm in art and music and draw various views of one object with vine charcoal, inspired by the work of Jim Dine. They will layer the iterations onto a rhythmic watercolor background to show mood and movement.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will compare and contrast visual rhythm vs. musical rhythm.

Students will interpret the artwork of Jim Dine and analyze the movement, mood, and repetition.

Students will create an expressive background that represents the mood and rhythm of a piece of music using watercolor.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss the differences and similarities of visual rhythm and musical rhythm.
  • Facilitate analysis of the movement, mood, and repetition in Jim Dines’s artwork.
  • Model using watercolor to create an expressive background that represents the mood and rhythm of a piece of music.
  • Show students how to use charcoal to draw an object from several angles.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of artmaking or designing.

8.VA:Cr2.1

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Watercolors, brushes, and water cup
  • Sketchbook or sketch paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Vine charcoal and eraser
  • Conté crayons
  • Object, chosen by the student
  • Charcoal paper
  • Images of artwork by Jim Dine

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of artmaking or designing.

8.VA:Cr2.1

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

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Analyze Artwork

Analyze the artwork of Jim Dine. Discuss the subject matter, repetition, use of materials, and visual rhythm in his art.

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Instructional Materials

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Venn Diagram

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Anchor Chart

Types of Charcoal

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Worksheet

Brainstorming Thumbnails

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Artist Bio

Jim Dine

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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

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