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Opposite Ends Collage

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore themes of opposites to demonstrate contrasts in meaning with contrasting visual elements. Students will create two collages of opposite meanings that visually demonstrate their differences through choices of color and imagery.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will investigate how choice of imagery affects the meaning communicated in artwork.

Students will combine images to create new meaning.

Students will learn how color and composition affects the meaning in an artwork.

Students will discuss how the role of imagery and aesthetic are influenced by culture and our surroundings.

Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion brainstorming pairs of opposites.
  • Explain how contrast can refer to opposites in meaning (like life/death, war/peace, etc).
  • Guide students in choosing materials to create their collages.
  • Facilitate a discussion about how the role of imagery and aesthetic are influenced by culture and our surroundings.

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National Standards


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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

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Construction paper in various colors

National Standards


Create

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

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Steps

Brainstorm

Brainstorm a list of opposite words and ideas as a class. Choose a pair of opposites for this assignment.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Mind Mapping

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Expanded Color Wheel

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Reflection

Learning Objectives Review

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