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Recycled Paper Abstract Collage

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will manipulate found papers to create an abstract collage. They will explore how the collage connects to personal experiences in relationship to current events or concerns by writing an artist statement.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will identify current events and concerns that could be explored through artmaking.

Students will find and select papers that support a personal point of view related to a current event or concern.

Students will create an abstract paper collage using several methods and techniques for manipulating paper.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a classroom conversation about current events and concerns that could be explored through artmaking.
  • Model how to select recycled papers that support an intended message.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Recycled or found papers
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (glue or glue sticks)

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Steps

Identify Current Events & Concerns

Brainstorm current events or concerns that could be explored through artmaking. Draw or write in a sketchbook to develop ideas. Select one current event or concern to develop into a collage.

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Instructional Materials

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Paper Manipulation Techniques

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Types of Found Papers

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Reference

Found Objects Materials Menu

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Reference

Color Theory Basics

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Reflection

#ArtistStatement

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