Big Idea Art is Experience“Art is not the possession of the few who arerecognized writers, painters, musicians; it is theauthentic expression of any and all individuality.” -John Dewey
Key Concepts• Art is the experience of making art• Art is the experience of encountering art• Art can convey a message.• Art can convey a mood.• Art can convey symbolism that the viewer interprets.
Essential Questions• How do we experience making art?• How do we encounter art?• How do artists convey messages?• How do artists convey moods?• How do artists use symbols?
Objectivess• The student will discuss artworks with peers using VTS strategies.• The student will use a variety of line to types to communicate a message.• The student will identify colors with emotions.• The student will use colors as symbols for emotion.• The students will create line drawing schemas that communicate emotion• The student will identify meaning expressed their artworks.• The student will communicate personal experience in an artwork using line and color.
Day One(ArtmakingActivity A: Students will construct a three dimensional rollercoaster out of construction paper strips. )
Day Two(Artmaking Activity B: The students will worktwo-dimensionally to make a printmakingplate. The students respond the painting, TheGiant Dipper, and make the lines of a rollercoaster using glue. )
Day ThreeArtmaking Activity C: students will choose colors that express their feelings about roller coasters. Paint will be applied to plates with rollers, and prints will be made.Students will discuss as a class and develop schemas for portraying emotions.
Day Four• “Tell of a time when you felt too small. Explain why you felt small, and who helped you.” (Art making Activity D: Student will use a schema and oil pastels to communicate their feeling in a self-portrait.)
Assessment Strategies• Pre-assessment/Post-assessment• Checklist: Auditory-Sequential vs. Visual- Spatial Learning Styles• Checklist: Fine Motor Skill Assessment• Student Product Self-Assessment