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APR 2018

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Timeless Images High School Button Toss T Early Child hood The Essential Question shows patterns? Objective Students will cr om paper and add a pattern. Materials 8 x 12" (20 x 30 cm) construction paper n, large but- Procedures 1. Distribute paper to students and show them how to create patterns. Ask them, What makes a pattern? 2. Demonstrate how to roll the will be similar to a cup-and-ball.) 3. Show where to tape the edges of . 4. Help students tie a button to the n. Then glue the n to the point of the cone and reinforce with tape. 5. T , students hold the cone at arm' - ton into the cone. Assessment Were students able to create a e patterns shown s surface? By Mia Wolfson, art education student at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. What's Your Line? Middle School The Essential Question Where and how do we encounter images in our world? How do images influence our views of the world? Objective s understanding of the world is af . Materials colored pencils, eraser, X-Acto knife, mixed-media paper, colorless blender, sketchbook, cutting mat, black railroad board Procedures 1. stamp and develop criteria for the design of a student-created USPS stamp. 2. Using an X-Acto knife, cutting mat, and black railroad board, stu- dents create a 1 ½" (4 cm) border, which will be used to create the perforation of the stamp. 3. Students implement three of eight colored pencil techniques to create their stamp (sgraffito, stippling, hatching, crosshatching, blending, frottage, scumbling, col- orless blender). 4. - . Assessment Students will explain how tradi- tional and nontraditional materials esentation of a work of art via a self-reflection. By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Essential Question How can students learn about the lines and patterns while engaging in Objective Students will draw a profile self- words, and designs to give it detail . Materials gridded photograph, drawing paper, pencil, fine-point permanent black markers, black construction paper ed gel pens, scissors Procedures 1. Students will make a line draw- ing of their profile from a gridded - designs in their sketchbooks. 2. Students will make a list of fifteen things about themselves, including hobbies, talents, information about , and popular culture. 3. Students will divide the head and - tions. Using a fine-point marker, stu- dents will fill in the sections with a ds, and . 4. Students will create a background using gel pens on black paper. Then ofile draw- ing and glue it to the black paper. Assessment using purposeful lines, words, and designs? Did the student establish a sense of place in the background? Is the work cut out and glued By Melody Weintraub, art teacher at Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tennessee. The Essential Question How does art help people under- stand the natural world? Objective Students will design and create a fish puppet. Materials photographs of fish, paper plates, Procedures 1. Ask students, Where do fish live? Show photographs of various fish and point out the patterns and colors. 2. On a paper plate, have students draw a curved line from one edge of the plate to the other. Repeat and draw the second line upside-down, 3. Students use their paper plate scraps as fins and use watercolor the fish and fins. 4. Optional: While the fish ar - ing, show students how to create an undersea environment. 5. After the fish ar , students glue the various parts together, add- Assessment Were students able to create a fish puppet? By Melissa Leapley, art education student at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Under the Sea Elementary

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