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Old Man Winter

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use their imaginations to give the season winter a human personality. They will create a ceramic portrait of Old Man Winter using a monochromatic cool color palette with tints, tones and shades.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a personification of winter

Students will sculpt a clay portrait relief

Students will use a monochromatic cool color palette with tints, tones and shades

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Teaching Strategies

  • Describe that personify means that you think about an object or animal as if it has a human personality.
  • Explain how Old Man Winter is a personification of winter and has evolved to characters in art and literature.
  • Discuss the characteristics of old men, such as: gray hair, bald heads, beards, eye glasses, and wrinkles.
  • Demonstrate clay building techniques.

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National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

Prof.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

35 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • pencil
  • sketchbook
  • clay
  • clay tools
  • under glazes
  • paintbrush
  • mixing palette & water bowl
  • Visual references of old men and elements of winter

National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

Prof.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Sketch

Sketch out a vision of an old man. Add elements that convey winter such as: snow, ice, and frost. Research to find reference materials if needed.

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Instructional Materials

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Basic Ceramics Vocabulary

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Advanced Ceramics Vocabulary

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Reference

All About Value

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Summative

Teacher/Student Conference Questionnaire

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Critique

Tell, Explain, Describe, Critique Guide

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