Lesson Plan : Awareness, Creativity & Communication

Teacher Name:
 Staley
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 Arts and Crafts

Topic:
 Aesthetics and Design
Content:
 Discussion and guided activities on aesthetics, creativity, form and content
Goals:
 1. Exposure to the philosophy of aesthetics 2. Understanding creativity: is it universal or selective? 3. Define form and how it determines content 4. Understand vocabulary 5. View and recognize specific artwork
Objectives:
 1. Define aesthetic experience and differentiate it form practical experience 2. Write about their aesthetic response to simple practical experiences from their everyday lives 3. Write about their aesthetic response to a selected work of art emphasizing the experiential, feeling qualities gained from the work 4. Experience the potential for aesthetic experience in response to art and in their everyday lives 5. Realize the potential for aesthetic response to everyday experience and to works of art
Materials:
 1.Color reproductions of two paintings for class discussion 2.Handout of aesthetic stances 3.5 posters of art works that match each aesthetic stance 4.clear plastic containers for each student 5.Water and colored food dye 6.Paper and pencils
Introduction:
 Cup of coffee and cream and a clear glass container are needed for the demonstration of an aesthetic response in ordinary experience
Development:
 1.Explain and define aesthetics according to book and the answers students wrote on their chapter guides. 2.Explain aesthetic stances using handout. 3.Students match the aesthetic stance with appropriate art work. 4.Introduce the concept of aesthetic experience as distinguished from practical experience, using the coffee and cream example. Demonstrate descriptive and emotional use of language for describing aesthetic response
Practice:
 1.Introduce class activity with water containers and colored food dye. 2.Ask students to write an aesthetic response to the phenomenon of dye and water. 3.Share student paragraphs in class
Accommodations:
 n/a
Checking For Understanding:
 1.Assignment: aesthetic response to an art work 2.Hand in chapter guide
Closure:
 Make sure they know what their homework is: Read article "The Principle of Devoted Attention" Study an art work of their choice from the book, determine its aesthetic stance , and then write a paragraph of an aesthetic response to that art work to turn in next week (1/30)

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