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Shape Silhouette Batik

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Description

Students will use geometric and organic shapes to create a batik inspired by: Prelude to Civilization by Victor Brauner, Prehistoric, Egyptian, and Pre-Columbian art. They will use glue and paint on cloth to create a historically inspired animal artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a batik using simplified shapes.

Students will distinguish between geometric and organic shapes.

Students will compare similarities and differences in historical art examples.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead students through a comparison and contrast on how shapes are used to tell stories using Prelude to Civilization by Victor Brauner, Prehistoric, Egyptian, and Pre-Columbian art.
  • Facilitate a discussion about how some shapes are universal to convey messages (heart=love, hand=person, circle=sun/moon).
  • Demonstrate how to trace the shape of the chosen animal onto muslin with pencil then glue.
  • Explain and show how to create a successful composition.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Muslin or repurposed light-colored sheets torn into 9” x 11” rectangles
  • Pencil
  • Elmer’s Glue bottle (white or gel)
  • Premium tempera paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Sink
  • Various outlines of animals
  • Reproductions of related artwork

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Steps

Choose a Silhouette

Choose a silhouette. Use a template, or create your own. Ensure it is not too small

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Stories and History in Art

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Conveying a Message

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Animal Silhouette Template: Cat

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Animal Silhouette Templates: Duck

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Animal Silhouette Template: Horse

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My Personal Shapes

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Reference

Shape Sorter

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Reflection

4 3 2 1 Reflection

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