Lesson Plan Title : Group Visual Art Project
Overview and Purpose: Groups of students will each be assigned a famous painting. These paintings will be printed, and the image will be cut and divided into separate sections, one for each individual student. The students will have to focus on their own sections, and recreate their version of the image using crayon or pencil crayon, to then assemble it back together with the other students pieces, and present their new image, along with a new title.
1.To encourage group learning and cooperation skills.
2.To have students begin to critique works of art.
3.To have students learn about art making and their own individual creative styles.
1.Students will create their own version of the famous painting that they were assigned.
2.Students will make a presentation based on their work of art and their art making processes.
3.Students will critique the work if art by giving it a new title, and by addressing what they like and or dislike about the painting.
Blank white copy paper, pencils, erasers. Electronic or hard-copy of Kandinsky's "Blau (Abstract Composition)"
-Large prints of famous paintings. (One for each group of six)
-pieces of white bristol board for the student's individual works of art based on the paintings
-large pieces of cardboard to glue each group's work of art to when they are finished and assembled.
-crayons and pencil crayons for each group -notebooks
1. Students will be introduced to the art project.
2.Students will be divided into groups of six
3.Students will be randomly handed a print of a famous painting with the artist's name and the date, but not the title.
4.Students will have ten minutes to look at the image before and talk about it. They are encouraged to mention what they like, what they don't like about it, and what they would name it.
5. Students will then be giving each a piece of white bristol board, and the large print will be divided into six equal sections. One of the six sections of each print will be handed randomly so every member of the group.
6.Students will be asked to create their own version of their section of the image, using crayons and or pencil crayons.
1.Students will have time to work on their sections of the image.
2.The teacher will circulate to answer the students questions and to supervise.
3.Once students are finished their pieces, they will be asked to assemble them with the other member's sections of their group, recreating their own version of the original print they were assigned.
4.Students will then be asked to prepare a brief presentation with their groups where they will have to do the following:
A) Present their works of art, the original print, the artist, and their newly made version.
B) Choose a title for their work of art (the teacher will then reveal the real name of the original painting.
C) Discuss what they like or do not like about the work of art
D) Answer any of the questions that the other students may have.
5. Students will present their works the following day
6. Students will listen,and observe the other presentations, and may ask questions and participate.
1.After the presentations, the students will reflect on their group work, their individual work, and their presentations by writing about it in their reflection notebooks.
2.The teacher will read through the notebooks in order to gather students' opinions on the project, as well as what they have learned.
1.The works of art created by the students, along with their invented titles will be hung in the hallway for other students to see.
The students' participation will be evaluated, along with their group presentations, and their reflections written in their notebook.
Teacher will observe the classroom's behaviour in regards to the project, will listen to the students opinions about their works of art and the art making process, and will read through the journal in order to better understand the amount of learning that the students have done, what worked and what didn't and what to improve on for the next time that a similar lesson is conducted.