Exploring Materials Lesson Activity Plan 1 1. Content: Student will first be looking at several collage artists’ work including Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitters, Romare Bearden, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. They will then be making a key that represents different types of materials they can use for their collages. They will be labeling each material and gluing it down, and the key will be used for future reference and learning as they continue their assemblage and collage unit. 2. Learning Goals: Students will be able to Identify and categorize materials used for collage based on color, texture, and style Discuss artistic styles seen in artist work 3. Rationale: It is important for students to be able to categorize their materials and understand the meaning of elements such as surface texture and visual texture. Creating this ‘key’ is part of students’ artistic process and will be used for future learning. 4. Assessment: Students will be assessed based on whether they have created a completed ‘key’, including 6 materials: shiny paper, solid color paper and foam sheet, surface texture, visual texture, recycled paper, and photo transfer. 5. Personalization and Equity: A printed sheet of the required materials will be distributed for ELLs and students with special needs. There will also be a prototype showing an example ‘key’. Material will be available for students to work with catering to hands-on learners. 6. Agenda: Time 0-5 Teacher Greets Students, takes attendance, reads bellringer 5-15 Shows powerpoint, explains that students should write down artists names and one thing they notice or like about each artist. Student Bellringer: What is glue made out of? The primary ingredient to collage is glue, in fact the word collage comes from the French work coller which means to stick or glue. Although now most glue is made from chemical, glue was originally made from animal bones and cartilage such as fish bones or horses hooves. Listen, write one thing they like or notice about each artist. 15-20 20-40 40-47 Explains making the ‘key’ and goes thru each material showing examples. Shows students where materials are located as well. Students should first gather materials, then glue them down. Distributes sheet with materials, walks around to individualize help. Walks around to individualize help. Listen, receive materials. Explains clean up: all pieces not glued down should be put in folders, all pieces unused should go back into the bins. Clean up. Gather materials and begin to glue them down. 7. Standards: 1.9 Demonstrate the ability to create 2D and 3D works that show knowledge of unique characteristics of particular media, materials, and tools. Reflections: Instead of having students comment on the artist’s work after we looked at the powerpoint, I would have students comment during the actual presentation. I would also have them do primary observations before giving them information on the artist or collage by asking them, “what do you see?” I would make sure to use the little worksheet to keep students engaged, and I would make sure to go over the powerpoint twice. Going over powerpoint a second time helps students actually remember what they have seen.