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The Identity Stone

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will empower their identities by reflecting on their personalities and cultures. They will illustrate their identities by sculpting and painting empowering symbols that represent their unique qualities.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will interpret various works of art that express artist identities.

Students will interpret art by distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant contextual information.

Students will investigate aspects of personally relevant content for creating art.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to various artists that have expressed their identities in artwork.
  • Demonstrate how to interpret art by distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant contextual information.
  • Assist students in formulating an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.
  • Show how to use media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

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National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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

6.VA:Cr2.1

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

35 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Soft carving foam
  • Toothpicks
  • Plastic butter knife
  • Emery board or sand paper
  • Tempera paint (multiple colors)
  • Paintbrushes & water cup
  • Safety equipment (eye goggles, mask), as necessary

National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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

6.VA:Cr2.1

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Analyze Artwork

Analyze various works of art that express artist identities. Distinguish between relevant and non-relevant information. Decide what information to include in the design.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Five Artists Who Explore Identity

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Symbols and Sculptures

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Relevant vs Non Relevant

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Reflection

Identity Artist Statement

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