MOPA museum of pinney art Discovering a Creature’s New World State Standards Perceiving/Knowing This year the 2nd grade students are discovering a new world for an imaginary 3PE Compare the form, materials and creature that came to Pinney this fall. This past trimester, the students were techniques in selected works of art using working on creating a 3-D world for the creature to inhabit. As an introduction to descriptive language. the building process, the students used Imagination Playground blocks to brainstorm three-dimensionally, as well as practice collaboration skills which will be essential to the building process. To begin the lesson, we looked at the work of several contemporary artists that deal with spaces and architecture in their work. The next step, was to brainstorm broad categories that would be beneficial to our Producing/Performing 2PR Envision what cannot be observed directly and depict it visually. new creature friend. Areas such as health, shelter, play and learning are a few of the categories the students came up with. Within each category, the students generated a list of places that the creature might need. Some spaces are from our world and others are made up entirely based on their knowledge of the creature they learned along the way. Around the midway point, we stopped to assess where we were in the building process. What needed improvement? What needed added? What was missing? These were some of the questions we asked to help make adjustments to this new world. In the end, the students created a wonderful, imaginative, creative world that anyone would love to be a part of. This lesson represents the act of discovery, and the ability to make the imaginary… real! Responding/Reflecting 1RE Use basic self-assessment strategies to improve their artworks.