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Precious Object Still Life

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will investigate how memory and personal taste affect the perceived value of an object. They will select favorite objects to utilize as subject matter for a still life and use a reverse crayon transfer technique to create their still life drawings.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will investigate and explain why some personal objects are more valued than others.

Students will draw still life objects from observation.

Students will create a crayon transfer still life, depicting important personal objects.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the idea of personal value.
  • Facilitate a conversation exploring why some personal objects are more valuable than others.
  • Share strategies for drawing a still life object from observation.
  • Demonstrate the crayon transfer process.

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National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Investigate: Explore studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design.

A.A.Cr.1.e

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • 3-5 objects of personal significance
  • 9” x 12” white drawing paper
  • Crayons
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

Investigate: Explore studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and design.

A.A.Cr.1.e

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Steps

Choose Objects of Personal Value

Discuss why some personal objects are more valuable than others. Select 3-5 personal objects to use in a still life.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

What Do I Value and Why?

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Techniques to Try with Crayon

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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