Exploring Materials Lesson Activity Plan 1

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:
Greets Students, takes
attendance, reads bellringer
Shows powerpoint, explains
that students should write
down artists names and one
thing they notice or like
about each artist.
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glue was originally made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
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
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.
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.
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