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April 2016

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The Essential Question How can students describe and express themselves through color and design? Objective Students will create a self-portrait, through color and design. Materials pencils, markers, white paper Procedures 1. Work with students on creating their self-portraits without value on white pieces of paper. Have them where certain features are placed. 2. Have each student fold his or her paper three times, creating eight equal sections. 3. Discuss with students how color can represent emotion and person- - example, a heart for compassion, or a football to describe an athletic 4. Have students fill in each section - bols to show different aspects of their personalities. Assessment Have students answer questions about themselves in a written r e their reflections alongside their artwork. By Heidi O'Hanley, an elemen- tary teacher at Indian Springs School District in Illinois. Surrealistic Metamorphosis High School Expressive Self-Portraits Elementary cus Clowns Early Childhood The Essential Question n to build 3D figures? Objective eate and large shoes for support. Materials for water, opaque underglaze, clear glaze, paintbrushes, plastic bags or plastic wrap, images of clowns Procedures 1. Show students pictures of clowns. Point to their oversized ed 2. Demonstrate how to attach - ing a dab of water, and pressing two pieces together. 3. Students should create their breaking of . Remind students that their clowns need to stand upright and be view- able from all sides. On the bottom of pieces more than 1½" (4 cm) thick, create an air-release hole. 4. plastic wrap or plastic bags. When , bisque-fire the pieces in a kiln. 5. Have students paint the clowns with underglaze. Paint the noses with r 6. and glaze-fire them. Balloons can eating a hole in a s hand befor glaze firing, glue a piece of wire into the hole. Assessment Do students' clowns stand upright and ar om all sides? By Julie Voigt, an art teacher from Wilmington, Delaware. Hand-Drawn Covers Middle School The Essential Question How can one object be morphed into another? Objective morph it into a living thing. Materials list of objects (cut apart, one per student), list of living things (cut apart, one per student), 12 x 18" (30 x 46 cm) drawing paper, pen - cils, erasers, black felt-tip markers, colored pencils and pastels, digital presentation software, camera or scanner Procedures 1. Discuss Surr with students and how Surrealists work with the unconscious and the world of dreams. Show students examples of major Surrealist works Frida Kahlo, and Max Ernst. 2. Have students create two lists: and the other of living things. Cut the lists so that one item is shown on each slip of paper. Place the slips of paper into two cups, one for select an item from each. 3. Explain that students will draw the items he or she has selected. A sequence of five drawings on the same paper will be created, the first being the selected object, and the last being the living thing. 4. The drawings in between should show a progression of change from the first object to the last. Students can add color using their desired drawing media. Assessment When the drawings are complete, students create a slideshow or digital presentation of an animated version of their drawings. Students present their animations to the class and explain their steps in changing their selected objects. By Karen Fothergill, an art teacher at Filer High School in Filer, Idaho. The Essential Question How can students create unique sketchbook covers using drawings, patterns, colors, and their names? Objective Students will design covers for sketchbooks, incorporating their names into their designs using the materials of their choosing. Materials blank sketchbooks, pencils, rulers, erasers, colored pencils, permanent markers, watercolors Procedures 1. Sketchbooks are important to oom and will glue and bind blank pages together with a cardstock cover for the perfect sketchbook. 2. Show students a screencast about working with sketchbooks, as well as examples of successful sketchbook covers. 3. Using the media of their choice, students should design their card- stock covers. Encourage them to get creative and personalize their covers, including their names. 4. When the covers are complete, students will photograph their . Assessment Students will upload finished artwork and write a two to four sentence self-assessment, reflecting on what was successful about their process and what needed improve- ment. By Annemarie Baldauf, an art teacher at Riverview Middle School in Bay Point, California.

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