SchoolArts Magazine

Summer 2019

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All of Me High School The Blur Early Child hood The Essential Question How can we use nontraditional tools and techniques to create non- representational art? Objective Students will explore concepts of "change" in paintings, through experimentation with nontraditional painting methods. Materials (str sheets, Bristol board, etc.) in differ- ent sizes, paint in squeeze bottles, squeegees, ice scrapers Procedures 1. Introduce students to the blur techniques of Gerhard Richter through video. Discuss his slow, deliberate movements and the tools he uses. 2. Review the new painting tools (the ice scraper and squeegee) and emphasize how to make slow and ound the canvas (and not scrape the paint all off). 3. Students will select colors of paint and car onto their canvas. 4. Students use one of the tools to move paint around the canvas. Watch as students assess the results of the different techniques. 5. Students can name their paint- e finished. Ask their piece. Assessment Did students explore differ new color combinations? Encour- age students to describe their slow, controlled movements. By Sue Liedke, arts teacher at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patterned Mandalas Middle School The Essential Question How do art and design communicate stories and ideas? Objective Students will create an abstract self-portrait. Materials tempera paint, paintbrushes, paper towels, pencils, erasers, paper, water cups, palettes Procedures 1. Using a grid, students enlarge a self-portrait in pencil. 2. Students create their own colors based on their prior knowledge of . 3. Students alter their self-portraits to depict a mood based on their chosen colors. 4. Students should express them- . 5. portraits. Assessment Students will compare and con- trast their realistic self-portrait with their abstract self-portrait in By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Art by Brontë Gassner, grade nine. The Essential Question How have mandalas been used thr differ from those cr Objective Students will create a well-planned and has personal significance. Materials 9 x 9" (23 x 23 cm) drawing paper, pencil, compass, ruler, thin markers Procedures 1. Using a 9 x 9" sheet of paper, have students connect the opposite corners with a ruler and draw a line. Repeat this step to create an "X" in the center of the paper. Measure 4 ½" (11 cm) on each side of the paper, then connect opposite sides to create a plus sign. This separates the paper into eight equal sections. 2. Students use a compass to cre- ate a series of circles that all radi- ate from the center point. Discuss , pattern, and color planning. 3. Have students research the cultural significance of mandalas. Mandalas are used to represent the universe and are designed to bring a sense of peace to the viewer. Each student should create a design that has meaning to them, while also keeping in mind impor- , pattern, and color. 4. Once the patterns have been completed, students use markers to complete their mandalas. Assessment Students participate in a small group or class critique and show an awareness of how mandalas are used in different cultures. By Kristina Latraverse, art teacher at Hoover Middle School in Indialantic, Florida. The Essential Question What are the important compo- mask r Objective Students will review images of masks and what their components ar are important to different cultures eate their own masks. Materials markers, air , tag board mask forms Procedures 1. es incorpo- rate birds into their masks and the varied designs on the masks. 2. Students first create designs of their masks and color them 3. Students create and add a beak using the air . e to the mask without glue. Assessment Students should be able to rec- mask. Did students create designs to make their masks unique? By Melanie Robinson, art teacher at Cedar Springs Elementary School in Jefferson County, Missouri. Bird Masks Elementary

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