SchoolArts Magazine

SEP 2019

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Global Expressions High School Painted Pig Early Child hood The Essential Question Can students create tints and shades of a specific color? Objective Students will discover tints and white, black, and red paint. Students will combine shapes to create the image of a pig. Materials 12 x 18" (30 x 46 cm) white paper, tempera paint (red, black, white, and blue), paintbrushes, paper towels Procedures 1. Read children's books about illustrations and paintings of pigs. 2. Demonstrate mixing white and black paint with a small amount of red paint to achieve light and dark variations of pink. 3. , a circle for the head, and rectangles for the legs. Add triangle ears and cir 4. Ask students to paint the space around the pig blue, or make addi- tional colors available for students to choose. 5. to their pig using black paint. Assessment Did students make tints and shades individual shapes pr create the image of a pig? By Wendy Libby, art teacher at Fruit Street School in Bangor, Maine. For the Record Middle School The Essential Question How does our environment affect Objective Students will create an illustration based on the current state of the environment. Materials India ink, paper, pen, erasers, 90# white sulphite paper Procedures 1. Students research current events in which the environment has affected the lives of people. 2. Using their sketchbooks, students create a collage of om newspapers, magazines, and the internet. 3. Next, students draw various gestural drawings of people's expressions. 4. Students overlap their draw- ings to create a final composition. 5. Students r - ing in black and white. Assessment Students will participate in a class critique. By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Art by Elena Butzen, grade twelve. The Essential Question How can students weave using a r Objective Students will experiment with radial weaving using r records and explore other uses for found objects. Materials recor n, paper clips Procedures 1. Pr materials and ask students to brain- storm possible uses for each item (e.g., plastic spoon, records, old - - pletes intricate weavings on found items (such as a refrigerator grill). 2. Introduce students to radial weaving. Have each student wrap their record seventeen times (going through the center each time), and spread the string around the circle in equal segments. Instruct students to tape or tie down the ends. 3. Using a paperclip as a needle, students weave using a basic under/over/under weaving pat- tern. Advanced students can use different weaving techniques and/ or materials, such as plastics for fabrics. 4. each the outside of the circle. Assessment Did students follow procedures, participate in class discussion, - niques and colors, and complete their weaving? Students show an understanding of their finished group or class critique and use the skills gained to create a work of art using a different found object. By Kristina Latraverse, art teacher at Hoover Middle School in Indialantic, Florida. The Essential Question How do artists use r als to create functional forms? Objective Students will create a 3D functional basket using r Materials pages per student), hot glue guns, hot glue sticks, decoupage medium, plastic bowl (for draping the form), large brushes, scissors Procedures 1. Students learn about balance, size, proportion, and scale, and ference between functional and nonfunctional pieces of 3D art. Show examples of 3D art made from r - ists chose those materials. 2. Show examples of various mag- azine bowls. With this as inspira- tion, students sketch ideas for their own magazine bowls. 3. can search for those colors in the magazines available. 4. Students cut their pages in half appr 5. Students roll the first strip to make a coil for the center/bottom of the bowl and hot-glue the spiral Additional strips are added to make a larger coil. Students repeat this until the desired coil size is created (at least 10" [25 cm] in diameter). 6. The coil is draped over a plastic bowl and pulled over to create the bowl shape. Two coats of decoup- age medium are added to both sides of the bowl. Assessment Did students create a 3D vessel/ bowl using r By Leigh Drake, art teacher at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Magazine Bowls Elementary

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