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Tree Branch Weavings

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the art of weaving while utilizing nature as inspiration. They will use branches as the loom and consider other elements of nature to add into the weaving.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will plan a weaving project that incorporates natural elements.

Students will use at least three different weaving stitches in their project.

Students will weave in other materials with the yarn.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion about weaving and give examples of vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate how to warp a basic loom and do different weaving stitches.
  • Guide a discussion about how elements from nature could be used in place of a basic loom and yarn.
  • Provide feedback to guide students through revisions.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Sticks
  • Yarn, string, natural rope, or fibers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Raffia, reeds, or other natural materials
  • Optional: hot glue gun, small nails & hammer

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIIa

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Steps

Sketch Ideas & Gather Supplies

Sketch the weaving project. Gather supplies for making the loom (or looms).

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