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Pattern Pets

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the relationship between pattern and texture by creating a portrait of a sleeping pet drawn from imagination. They will use construction paper to make a woven bed for their pet to sleep on and crayon rubbing over texture plates to add interest to their pet.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a basic pattern rug from woven paper.

Students will brainstorm ideas collaboratively.

Students will draw a sleeping animal from imagination.

Students will investigate the relationship between pattern and texture by creating a crayon rubbing.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a classroom discussion about the use of patterns in the world around us as well as in art.
  • Demonstrate basic paper weaving techniques to create a patterned pet bed.
  • Facilitate collaborative brainstorming to create a list of possible pets for the composition.
  • Demonstrate strategies for drawing sleeping animals using the reference sheet as a supporting document.
  • Discuss the relationship between pattern and texture.
  • Demonstrate how to create a crayon rubbing to create a pattern using texture plates.

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National Standards


Create

Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.2a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Permanent markers
  • Texture plates
  • Construction paper crayons

National Standards


Create

Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.2a

Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

VA:Cr3.1.1a

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Steps

Create Paper Warp & Strips

Create the paper warp using a ruler, pencil, and scissors. Create thick paper strips for easier weaving or make thinner strips for an added challenge.

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Instructional Materials

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How To Draw A Sleeping Cat

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Pattern Practice

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Simple Paper Weaving Process

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Formative

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