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Weaving Emotions

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about weaving and photography and combine the mediums to create an artwork conveying mixed emotions. Students will take multiple photographs of a face showing high contrast, position, and expression.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will take, select, and design two photographs that convey contrasting emotions.

Students will understand how art is used to represent and reflect identity and emotions.

Students will weave photos together while highlighting specific portions of the images.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about photography and weaving, as well as how art is used to represent and reflect identity and emotions.
  • Demonstrate how to take photographs with high contrast, expression, and an emphasis on body position.
  • Demonstrate how to properly measure and cut the warp and weft strips.
  • Demonstrate how to weave images together with artistic intent.

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National Standards


Create

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Camera or technological device with camera
  • Two or more printed photographs
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper to use as the base
  • Matte board or construction paper

National Standards


Create

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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Steps

Take Photographs

Take two or more high-contrast images of a model or self. Images should be similar in poses but should also express contrasting emotions.

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Instructional Materials

Student

Simple Paper Weaving Process

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Feelings, Moods, and Emotions

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Aesthetic Choices

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Reflection

My “Best Work” Reflection

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