SchoolArts Magazine

January 2017

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The Essential Question How can students practice basic ceramic hand-building techniques? Objective Students will create small ceramic thumb puppets. Materials Procedures 1. , appr each student. 2. , have students make a small pinch pot that can fit over their thumbs or fingers. 3. to add features to their pinch pots, proper hand-building techniques to students, such as scoring and slipping. 4. Bisque-fir pinch pots. 5. Students paint their bisque-fired Assessment Students will participate in a group complete a written self-assessment. By Janice Corsino, visual arts specialist at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, Hawaii. Wood Sculpture Drawings High School Ceramic Thumb Puppets Elementary Rainbow Fish Early Childhood The Essential Question How can we use the structural ele- ments of art to respond to works of literature? Objective of art in their art-making process. Materials 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm) white drawing paper om bal- loons), glue, The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister and J. Alison James Procedures 1. Introduce and explain the ele- 2. Read The Rainbow Fish to students and follow with a short discussion. How do students feel 3. Demonstrate creating a fish . Point out the differ are being used to create the fish. 4. Demonstrate using a drop of glue to adher the finished artwork. Assessment Students demonstrate knowledge instructor or another student the different elements of art in their artwork. By Sheryl Depp, art teacher at Shady Hills Elementary in Pasco County, Florida. Contour Self-Portraits Middle School The Essential Question What is the purpose of a maquette? befor eate their own art? Objective Students will cr sculpture in the round based on scraps of wood. Materials wood glue, sketchbooks, pencils, 18 x 24" (46 x 61 cm) white sulfite paper, blending stumps, kneaded erasers Procedures 1. Introduce students to various art- ists whose work focuses on found objects. 2. Give students access to scrap pieces of wood. Have them select ten pieces of their choosing. 3. Students are to work either wood sculptur sketchbooks. 4. Once the sculptures are created, students can begin exploring vari- thinking about their drawings. 5. Drawings are to be completed on white sulfite paper include texture, contrast, use of space, and craftsmanship. Assessment Students will write a self-critique explaining their pr can improve upon, and which elements of art and principles of drawing. By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Essential Question Can students use line, color, and repetition to create self-portraits that reflect their personalities? Objective Students will use contour lines to create proportional self-portraits color scheme. Materials 12 x 12" (30 x 30 cm) white draw- ing paper, mirrors, pencils, fine- point black permanent markers, colored pencils and markers, eras- Procedures 1. Introduce students to blind con - tour and modified contour. Spend one class period drawing hands. Encourage students to concentrate on form and detail. Emphasize that and with detail. 2. Have students draw themselves using mirrors. Show examples of contour line portraits that demon - strate good use of line, form, and texture. Students choose their best drawing and trace it onto the back of the paper so it can be transferred to the final piece. 3. Using their original drawings, students trace their self-portraits onto white drawing paper several times. Encourage the use of over- lapping, features going off the angles and directions of the tracing. Discuss the benefits of using bal- ance to enhance the composition. Students trace over their drawings with permanent marker. 4. Students color their portraits scheme. Have them experiment of pattern. Assessment Did the student use line to create a realistic, proportional form? Is the esting? Does the use of pattern and color reflect the student' By Matt Mazur, art teacher at Dealey Montessori Vanguard and International Academy in Dallas, Texas.

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