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Pop Art Sneakers

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore how fashion and pop art inspire present-day life and influence messaging and culture. They will create a 3D sculpture of a sneaker conveying a cultural or environmental message to others while reflecting on an individual or group identity

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will understand how pop art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect pop culture.

Demonstrate a willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks while creating a 3-D model of a sneaker.

Explain how their design choices for their sneaker is influenced by culture and environment.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about the pop art movement and the impact on past and present cultures.
  • Curate a series of photos of sneakers inspired by pop art.
  • Demonstrate how to create a sneaker sculpture using papier mache materials.
  • Demonstrate how sneaker designs are enhanced using pop art elements of line, shape, and color.

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National Standards


Create

Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present- day life using a contemporary practice of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.8a

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

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper towel strips
  • Newspaper strips
  • Cardboard strips
  • Glue
  • Masking tape
  • Rice paste
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Paint
  • Pop art sneaker examples
  • Water cup

National Standards


Create

Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present- day life using a contemporary practice of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.8a

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

Tape Cups Together

Attach two styrofoam cups using two strips of masking tape (one on each side of the cups).

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Instructional Materials

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5 Ws of Pop Art

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Pop Art Timeline

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Pop Art Pattern Examples

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Basic Sculpture Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Aesthetic Choices

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Critique

Gallery Walk & Critique Feedback

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Formative

Concept Planning

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