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Perler Bead Code

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about coding and art. Students will create an original design on graph paper and apply their knowledge of coding by creating a code used to reproduce the design. Students will interpret a classmate’s code and create a Perler bead design.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn what coding is and how it pertains to computers and graphics.

Students will explore balance and create a symmetrical design on graph paper.

Students will write a code for a classmate to reproduce the design.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce coding and explain how it relates to art and computers.
  • Review types of balance and demonstrate how to create a symmetrical design on graph paper.
  • Explain how to write a code so a classmate can reproduce the design.
  • Facilitate interpreting the code of a classmate’s design.

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National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.5a

Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 15 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Graph paper
  • Perler beads
  • Perler bead pegboard
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Iron
  • Parchment paper

National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.5a

Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.5a

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Steps

Learn about Coding and Art

Discuss coding and how it is connected to art. Explain how coding is utilized to make graphics on computers. Analyze digital images of pixelated artwork.

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Instructional Materials

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What is Coding?

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Pixels in Art

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Worksheet

Perler Bead Code and Key

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Anchor Chart

Types Of Balance

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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

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