Two-dimensional Design Teacher Resources
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Deal With It! Contemporary Issues
Tenth graders investigate current events using the medium of art to communicate objectives to the viewer. They make a media collage from picking contemporary issues from news resources for images to be put together in a creative format.
Photograms - Creating Two-Dimensional Design on Light Sensitive Paper
Ninth graders examine light patterns, photograms, and the basic concepts of photography. A class discussion is lead to determine common photographic terms such as light-sensitive paper, transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Students explore how film is developed and the elements of good art composition. They create a photogram series using organic, geometric, and symbolic designs.
Mathematics Alive: Environment and Design of Human Habitats
Third graders explore the structural composition of buildings and houses. In this math instructional activity, 3rd graders explain how architecture is related to mathematics. They create a blueprint of a structure with at least three different spaces.
Constructing A Three-Dimensional Model
Students create a blueprint of an object and then create a 3-D model. They solve problems related to construction and decorating.
A Likely and Unlikely Match: Frida and Diego
Delve into the fascinating relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera using this resource. Learners discuss the lives of these famous artists, and talk about the ways Frida Kahlo incorporated elements of this tumultuous relationship into her artwork.
Color in 3-D: A Nature Design Project
Students view a film about Hans Hofman and consider his use of color and layering. They experiment with the concept of 'push and pull' by using warm and cool color schemes in a tracing of leaves and shapes. Students view their work using 3-D glasses and discuss the effect the use of color and shading have on the piece.
Mummy Case Drawing
Students create a two-dimensional design for a mummy case. They use pencil to layout decorations and fill in with felt tip markers.
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and marquetry that were used to decorate furniture. Then, they design a floral motif in one of the styles represented and decorate a piece of furniture. This lesson would work best for upper elementary schoolers and higher, although you could modify the material for youngsters.
Watercolor Painting- Pointillism with Fruit
Fifth graders explore pointillism painting techniques. In this pointillism painting lesson, 5th graders paint fruit using shades and tints. Students use the pointillism techniques along with watercolors to create a layered look. Students analyze their work and describe what they see and fill out self-assessment rubrics.
Polymer Clay and Geometric Forms
Have your class explore geometric shapes using clay. Learners use polymer clay to create a three-dimensional design that can be sliced into two-dimensional pieces. It's a great way to combine art and math into an integrated lesson.
Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students complete a reading comprehension form which categorizes the different story settings and structure.
Adinkra Printed Textiles
Young scholars examine printed textiles that commemorate events, people, and objectives. For this Adinkra printed textile lesson, students explore Africa as they discover the patterns and techniques for creating Adinkra symbols on textile. Young scholars create their own printed textiles in the style of the Adinkra.
Safety Works! Modifying Designs.
Fifth graders examine inventions and personal safety devices. Using the internet, 5th graders explore safety devices and the reasons for their use. Given a list of devices, pupils research the inventor, the innovation of the device, and how it protects people. They create a multimedia presentation of their findings and share it with the class.
The Art Space - Activity 1
Students discuss the value of community art centers in an attempt to determine if current cultural trends warrant this form of entertainment. This lesson is a very valuable resource and can be enhanced by a field trip to a local art gallery.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Functional Public Sculpture? Let's build a"Reading Wall"!
Students interview a brick sculptor and aid in building a brick wall. They write expository paragraphs explaining the sequential process of building a reading wall. They create reading wall sketch designs. Students carve their names and a design onto a wet clay brick that is included in the project.