Lesson Plan : A Curling Experience

Teacher Name:
 Joni Stuart
 Grade 5
 Arts and Crafts

 Paper Quilling
 Bas relief sculpture, shape
 Students display their comprehension of composition by creating a unified artwork with quilled pieces.
 Students research traditional paper quilling designs. Students demonstrate understanding of the process by producing at least five different types of quilled design pieces and two shape combinations. Students display their comprehension of composition by creating a unified artwork with quilled pieces.
 Recylced newpaper, thinned glue, toothpicks, small paint brushes, scissors, colored paper strips 1/2" wide, 12x18 white paper, http://www.quillingvideo.com/ http://www.mypaperquilling.com/paper_quilling/paper_quilling_pattern.php
  The art of quilling, or paper filigree, may date back to ancient Egypt. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks used this art form to decorate important documents. Quilling is a 3-D version of illuminated manuscript! Examples of quilling are found in museums around the world and contemporary artists continue to create stunning pieces. Quilling uses long, very thin strips of paper that are rolled into coils. Many variations of shapes and methods of simple curling are incorporated into modern quilling.
 http://www.quillingvideo.com http://www.mypaperquilling.com/paper_quilling/paper_quilling_pattern.php
  Cover your craft area with newspaper. Brush an even coat of thinned qlue onto the 12X18 white paper. Cut lots of thin strips of colored paper, varying from inch (.6 cm) to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. You may find it easiest to practice your first few coils with -inch (12 cm) strips. Pinch one end of a strip around a wooden toothpick and wrap the entire strip around itself. Hold the tightly wrapped coil in your fingers. Dip a brush in glue, hold the coil until the adhesive sets (about 5 seconds). This basic shape is called a tight coil. When you roll a coil, instead of attaching the end to the tight coil, allow the strip to pop open. Then attach the end to the outside of the circle. This is called a loose coil. How do you make other shapes? Pinch one end of a loose coil while the adhesive sets to create a teardrop. By pinching more than one spot you can make LOTS of unique shapes! Create several different sets of at least five shapes. Try an oval, square, rectangle, triangle, heart, or even a star!
 Enlarge a picture on a very large grid. The student completes one grid square with tightly rolled quill.
Checking For Understanding:
 Monitor progress, correct and reteach where needed.
 Each student will display artwork in an online porfolio. Here they will have the opportunity to compare and contrast their own art with the works of others and participate our class wiki.
 Students are successful if they roll at least five different design shapes, make at least two combinations, and assemble them into a unified image.
Teacher Reflections:
 How well did the student's grasp the concept of shape and shape combinations to create a whole and unified composition? Was this medium too difficult? What would I do next time, what wouldn't I do?

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