SchoolArts Magazine

January 2018

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Muralin' High School W Early Child hood The Essential Question How can students determine what Objective Students will develop an under- - metrical sculpture. Materials as wood, tubes, and caps, including r glue, nails, cardboard Procedures 1. We gather and reusable materials and put them out for students to look through. 2. Students were taught different techniques to adhere their objects . 3. Students were encouraged to make choices on shapes, forms, , and select from the materials. Through the teacher's pr e given a con- . Their sculptur 4. What can we use to make this sculptur to be equal, the same, or a mirror image on both sides.) 5. Through searching, exploring, building, and problem-solving, stu- dents built their sculptures with their Assessment Students are able to develop an their sculptur By Aileen Pugliese Castro, art teacher in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Altered Albums Middle School The Essential Question school' Objective Students will create their own design for a proposed mural to be created on campus. Materials paintbrushes, water cups, paper towels, ladder(s), paint containers, FrogTape, drop cloths Procedures 1. Ask students to respond to the question, "How can we improve our school's campus through art?" Stu- dents should look at differ of murals, such as traditional, non- objective, and street art-inspired. 2. Students plan and draw their pro- posed designs in their sketchbooks. 3. - teria, and select a final design for the mural. 4. Students create the mural using a 5. Students present their mural to the rest of the school in an unveil- ing cer . Assessment Students document their mural from inception to completion using their cell phone or digital camera. After the mural is finished, a slide- show presentation will be created to present the creative process By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Essential Question How can students learn about the ecords while making a meaningful con- nection between art and music? Objective Students will plan and illustrate a ded Materials discar gesso, sponge brush, flat and round brushes, permanent markers, album template for planning, pencil, recor Procedures 1. As students enter the classroom, a recor . 2. ecording. 3. Students will select a discarded album from a box of albums pro- . 4. - ing, students will plan out the song design on the record template pr either use a song from the album or paint over the record label and illustrate a song of their choice.) 5. After planning, students will paint and illustrate the song selected. Assessment Did the student use skill in plan- ning out the song illustration? Did the student use skill in painting on - selected? By Melody Weintraub, art teacher at Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tennessee. The Essential Question How can students create a colorful Objective Students will create a collage of a Matisse. Materials 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm) and 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm) white paper, 12 x 15" (30 x 38 cm) colored paper, colored construction paper scraps, pencils, Procedures 1. View and discuss Henri Matisse's cut-paper collage work. Point out the colorful vases he used in his still-life arrangements and stress the patterns, colors, and shapes. 2. Instruct students to fold the 8 x 10" paper in half, along the long edge, and draw half of the vase on the outside open edge, working from the top of the paper to the bottom. 3. When students cut on the line and open the paper an entir lines, shapes, and patterns. 4. On the 9 x 12" paper, allow stu- dents to draw various lines with oil om one side of the paper to the other , zig- . 5. Students glue the vase to the center of the colored paper and glue the colored paper to the 12 x 15" construction paper. 6. Suggest that students choose two or three colored scrap papers and tear small pieces to be glued to the construction paper border. Assessment Did students create a colorful design using lines and patterns on their vase and on the background? Were small pieces of colored paper ound to help cr Henri Matisse? By Wendy Libby, art teacher at Fruit Street School in Bangor, Maine. Matisse Vases Elementary

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