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MAY 2018

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Deep Space High School Scarecrow Landscapes Early Child hood The Essential Question How do artists explore media? Objective Students will explore the effects of mixed media to create a scarecrow in a landscape. Materials white construction paper, watercol- ors, paintbrushes, scrap construction paper, printed/patterned papers, Procedures 1. Distribute the white construc- tion paper, watercolors, and paint- brushes. 2. the horizon line. 3. Students wet the paper, then add color to cr ound. . 4. Students use scrap paper to ecrow. Using the patterned paper, guide students to draw shapes to create items of clothing. Glue clothing shapes to the scarecrow. 5. Students add details to the scare- crow and landscape, then glue the scarecrow to the background. Assessment How well did students use mixed media to create a landscape with a scarecrow? By Karley Dawson, art education student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. ree Silhouettes Middle School The Essential Question What can we learn from our responses in art? What is an image? Objective How can we use the contexts, his- tories, and traditions in art forms to help us create our own original works of art and design? Materials magazines, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, glue sticks, scissors, sketch- books Procedures 1. Discuss with students Olivia Gude's postmodern principle, recontextualization. 2. Students will develop a theme to explore and recontextualize in their sketchbook. 3. Students look through maga- zines and search for images to use in a collage. 4. Students gather their images and begin collaging in their sketchbook. Assessment Students compare and contrast cultural, and historical contexts and make connections to uses of art based on students' artwork. By Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Essential Question How can students explore their fam- ning to express Objective ee silhouette epresent Materials handout with guided questions regar ries, handout of tr . theparkstrust.com/downloads/ tree-id-handout.pdf), sketchbooks, pencils, black construction paper, white gel pens Procedures 1. - out to students and ask them to help them answer the questions. 2. - dents to draw in their sketchbooks ee minutes. Students then pass their sketchbooks to a peer and the process is repeated. Do this several times before passing the sketchbook back to the original owner. 3. When students return to class - bol to represent each member of . Discuss the importance of lines and the art of silhouettes. Then distribute the handout with tree shapes. 4. Ask students to select a tree from the handout that best represents . After practicing in their sketchbooks, ask students to draw the tree on the black paper with a white gel pen. 5. Students fill the shape of their tr epr members and stories while draw- the project is complete, ask students to write a brief paragraph explaining the reason for choosing a particular tree to repr . Assessment epre- By Melody Weintraub, art teacher at Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tennessee. The Essential Question How can we create texture using Objective Students will create a textured pinch pot and use pasta to explore and experiment with texture. Materials penne, spaghetti), scoring tool, slip/water Procedures 1. eating a simple pinch pot fr . 2. Students press and roll different pasta shapes into their pinch pot to create texture. 3. Once their pinch pot is textured, students add featur r than the other) and pressing them into "pancakes." Coils can be rolled for the mouth and top fin. Students slip to adhere features to their pinch pot. 4. To complete their pinch pots, stu- dents smooth rough areas and add additional textures to their features. Assessment Students discuss how texture changed the appearance of their pinch pots. In small groups, stu- dents can look around the room and find other materials that could be used to add textur . Each group can present their new texture ideas to the class. By Kristina Latraverse, art teacher at Columbia Elementary in Palm Bay, Florida. Pasta-Textured Pinch Pots Elementary

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