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Piece People

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about artist Jean Dubuffet’s abstract people sculptures. They will create an abstract sculpture of a person out of cardboard and then decorate the cardboard body using lines, shapes, and colors.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about the artist Jean Dubuffet’s abstract people sculptures.

Students will describe the artist's portrait style using the elements of art: line, shape, and color.

Students will learn safe and proper procedures when using scissors on cardboard pieces.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the students to artist Jean Dubeffet’s abstract portrait sculptures.
  • Facilitate safe and proper procedures when using scissors on cardboard pieces.
  • Show how to construct a person’s body shape using basic shapes.
  • Demonstrate how to use lines, shapes, and colors to create an abstract portrait.

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National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to artmaking.

K.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

1.VA:Cr2.2

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard cutting tools
  • Glue or tape
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Broad tip black marker
  • Colored markers

National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to artmaking.

K.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

1.VA:Cr2.2

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1

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Steps

Discuss the Artist & Gather Cardboard

Discuss the life and artwork of Jean Dubuffett. Select cardboard pieces for the body shapes.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Jean Dubuffet

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Anchor Chart

Abstract People Shapes

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Reflection

Stoplight Exit Ticket

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Summative

Mini Artist Statement

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