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Upcycled Pattern Clothing

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the role pattern plays in clothing and fashion. They will design a unique repeated pattern on an upcycled piece of clothing using fabric paint or fabric markers and transform it into wearable artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the use of patterns in fashion and clothing design. .

Students will upcycle a piece of existing clothing to create wearable artwork.

Students will design a personal symbol.

Students will apply the repetition of a personal symbol to create a pattern.

Students will demonstrate the conservation, care, and cleanup of art materials and tools.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce pattern as an element of art.
  • Facilitate a classroom discussion about the use of patterns in fashion and Pop Art.
  • Define “upcycling” and assist students in finding a clothing item to upcycle.
  • Demonstrate drawing a personal symbol in a sketchbook.
  • Show how to transfer and repeat the personal symbol on the clothing surface.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Used articles of clothing to upcycle
  • Pencil
  • Sketchbook or scrap paper
  • Tape
  • Graphite paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Fabric paint or fabric markers
  • Brushes
  • Palettes
  • Water cups

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Select Clothing and Create Symbol

Select an item of used clothing to upcycle, e.g., old shoes, jeans, hats, etc. Design a simple personal symbol with limited details around 1-3 inches in size.

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Instructional Materials

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Types of Pattern

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Pop Art Pattern Examples

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Pop Art Timeline

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Formative

Color Pencil Techniques Pre-Test

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