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We have been working on soft sculpture. This has been an interesting unit as students have been debating whether or not this medium qualifies worthy as art. At the end of the project when we reflected on our own work, students for the most part agreed soft sculpture, like those created by Hine Mizushima, are indeed art.
In this activity students analyzed logos using Costa’s levels of thinking. Students worked in groups of 4 to analyze the logos, evaluate if the logos were appropriate for their intended audience, and if not how could they be improved. Student’s then presented their posters in small groups, came back and reworked their posters.
Wow! That’s a mouthful! Just like the heading states, students worked in pairs to research the brand identities of some of the most successful companies out there. They had a worksheet to help guide them through their research. After researching and documenting their findings. Students downloaded a template for Google slide, made a copy and shared the Google Slides with their partners so that both partners could work on the slide show simultaneously.
Students then presented their presentation in small groups or presented to the whole class (extra credit.)
In this activity, we focused on the principle of Variety. First we looked at art that demonstrates good usage of variety. Then the students delved in deeper with a collaborative activity where they worked in small groups to analyze, interpret, judge, and evaluate a piece by a master artist (AVID strategy Costa’s Levels.)
Next students practiced line variety. We learned about hatching, cross hatching, stippling, using line variety (thick and thin.) We then practiced this by my making a value scale using the various line types.
Afterwards we had a gallery walk, discussed the work and wrote a refection.
After studying and looking at various artworks that demonstrate balance, students created their own pieces. They created these designs by creating a template then rotating their designs in an ABAB pattern. Afterwards we had a gallery walk to look at each other’s work and discuss it. Students then independently wrote a reflection/artist statement.