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Shape Collaborative Mural

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will participate in a shape scavenger hunt of various works of art within the room. They will collaborate to categorize shapes and create a personal shape collage to place in a collaborative paper mural.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will observe/discuss shape in art reproductions and classroom.

Students will compare and distinguish shapes: geometric/organic/non-shapes.

Students will create a personal shape collage.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a large-group discussion on shape identification in art.
  • Demonstrate how to use the Shape Sorter handout.
  • Formally assess student learning by reviewing the reflection sheet/shape they created.
  • Facilitate discussion on comparing and distinguishing different shapes.

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National Standards


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

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Construction paper and scrapbook paper
  • Stencils
  • Pencils
  • Large poster/paper/wall to place class/school mural
  • Optional: crayons, pastels, paint
  • Reproductions of art representing shape

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Steps

Hunt for Shapes

Work in groups to find shapes in the room and within artwork reproductions. Collaborate to categorize shapes into geometric, organic, or non-shape labels.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Using Shapes to Plan Composition

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Dogs in Art

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Worksheet

My Personal Shapes

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Reference

Shape Sorter

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Formative

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