SchoolArts Magazine

March 2015

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The Essential Question How can students learn to commu- nicate humor through art? Objective Students will create a three-dimen- shows humor through the innova- tive use of materials. Materials construction paper, scrap paper and other scrap materials, markers, scis- sors, tape, glue Procedures 1. Introduce students to the pup- the exaggerated features of White's puppets, explaining that these fea- tures express each puppet's unique . 2. Distribute one sheet of construc- tion paper to each student. 3. Cr olling the ends together. 4. Show students ideas for drawing and cutting out facial features from scrap construction paper. 5. - inder. Add other details with scrap materials and markers. Assessment Did students take artistic risks to find innovative solutions when com- municating humor through art? By Pam Stephens, professor of art education at Northern Ari- zona University, Flagstaff, and SchoolArts editorial advisory board member. The Essential Question How can students learn to commu- nicate language through art? Objective Students will ef word fr . Materials out-of-date/discarded dictionaries, pencils, waterproof markers, water- color paints Procedures 1. T picking a word fr to illustrate. Explain that an illustra- tion is a picture that serves to make an idea clear. 2. Provide each student with a page torn out of an out-of-date diction- . 3. Students should select a word from their page to illustrate. 4. After a word is selected, have students use a pencil to illustrate their chosen word dir 5. Use a waterproof marker to cover pencil lines. 6. Demonstrate using watercolors to create darker and lighter colors. Encourage students to use a small amount of water to keep the paper fr . Assessment How does the student's illustration or her chosen word? By Kimberly Taylor Underdown, student teacher at Northern Ari- zona University, Flagstaff. True Colors High School Elementary Neutrals Become a Rainbow Early Childhood The Essential Question n to create interesting artwork using Objective Students will create an original art- Materials white sulphite construction paper, oil pastels, colored pencils in neutral colors Procedures 1. , and warm and cool colors. 2. Introduce neutral colors to stu- dents. 3. Have students make a pre- choice. 4. Once their sketches are finalized, students should draw their final pic- ture onto white sulphite paper. 5. Have students complete their work in neutral colors. Optional: You can permit judicious use of a non-neutral color. Extension Ask students to incorporate mixed- media into their work. Assessment Student can name neutral colors and artwork is render neutral colors. By Laurie Bellet, art specialist at Oakland Hebrew Day School in Oakland, California, and creative consultant for Tora Aura Produc- tions. Middle School The Essential Question How can students learn to commu- ough color? Objective a work of art, using color to capture . Materials white sulfite drawing paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, tag board Procedures 1. Have students use their smart phones or tablets (or the class- room's, if available) to take between seven and ten "selfies." Have them es their . 2. eehand or grid, each student should enlarge his or her chosen image to 11 x 17" (28 x 43 cm). 3. techniques to students, then have them select three techniques to 4. Ask students to think car be applied to the drawing and how can that showcase their individual- ism? Assessment Students will engage in a group cri- e their portrait and what helped them determine the placement of those colors within the composition. By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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