9 issues for $25, very valuable resource and springboard for lesson ideas, great imagery of student work and other artists’ worksNewer Issues have inserts with great images of artists’ works and lesson ideas corresponding to those artworks
Prepared Lists = edit students’ choices and give them some direction, and at the same time they are given the freedom to choose an issue that is meaningful or interesting to them.Ceramic projects are ones that students really look forward to so you can get away with beefing up the content a lot more.Students
My students just happened to be working on the memorization of the amendments for the constitution examI quizzed them on the 19th Amendment and we talked about women’s rights at the time the amendment was formulated and what their rights had been throughout history not having the right to own land, vote, equal pay, education, etc.
What shape is the table? It’s not just any triangle is an equilateral triangle. If one side has 13 place settings or guests, how many people were invited to the dinner party?
What clues or items do you see that might have given Judy Chicago the title to this piece? Who do you think was invited to the dinner party? Why?
What do you think might be special about these women?
What are similarities about these three place settings? What are some differences?
Equilateral Triangular shape also
Have the students use the Brooklyn Museum’s Website to discover information about the woman they selected.I developed a PP template for students apply their research to.
Demonstrate how to fill in the template and create a unique presentation by adding backgrounds texts etc. (Printing multiple slides per page)Discuss proper lab and computer behavior and expectationsASK before you print (minimum image number per page)The students can deliver the presentations during firings
Boys: tough, rough, get dirty, protectors, etc.Girls: Sweet, nurturing, sensitive, pretty, thin, etc.Gender stereotypes perpetuate the inequalities between women and men. Because of stereotypes about women they are certain jobs that people associate with women such as nurses, stay at home moms, Resource Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Topics in Feminism.
Went against the stereotypical Once Upon a Time Stories: Not your typical fairy taleI shared with my students a time when I felt stereotyped.Make the Connections clear (something I was bad at)Social Issues is a Broad Topic, Sexism is a specific issue within the social context, and sexism is perpetuated by gender stereotypesWhat is Judy Chicago’s Role in all of this?
appliqué, incising, and sgraffito techniques at least once throughout their design and apply glaze.If building is taking longer can wait to apply underglaze after bisque fireIf finished early can apply underglaze
Conference with students individually to determine which decorative technique to use in each aspect of their designTo appliqué: Trace drawn image on computer paper an cut out place on slab an use a needle tool to trim around.Importance of balance!!!Look through available colors when drawing design
Is art that serves a purpose such as to inform or persuade more valuable than a work of art that does not?
conduct research (interviews, newspaper articles, etc.) on her contributions to the community in which you live and design a place setting for herShare articles with the class during work time
Social Issue Ceramic Plates Inspired by Judy Chicago
SOCIAL ISSUE PLATES INSPIRED BYJUDY CHICAGO’S THE DINNERPARTYBy Shelby Fraher
INSPIRATION FOR THIS LESSON School Arts Magazine Article A Davis Publication April 2008 Issue: Investigation Socially Concerned Plates by MarlandaBirns High School Level No Words
HELPFUL RESOURCES Brooklyn Museum’s Website Museum where The Dinner Party is on permanent display Museums Website Through the Flower: The Dinner Party Curriculum Project Created by Judy Chicago Website Topics in Feminism Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Website
GOALS OF THE LESSON Introduce students to the artist Judy Chicago and her piece The Dinner Party Define and discuss social issues, feminism, sexism, and gender stereotyping. Create a ceramic plate using several decorative techniques that promotes awareness about a chosen social issue. Hold aesthetic discussions about works of art that are intended to inform and/or persuade a viewer.
DAY 1 As a class define the term “Social Issue” Break down the word What are some societies/groups you belong to? In a brainstorming activity list as many Social Issues as you can on the dry erase board It’s helpful to have a prepared list Explain that students will be creating a ceramic work of art about one of these chosen issues.
FEMINISM After listing various social issues ask the students if they know what it means to be a feminist. Relate the topic to other disciplines U.S. Constitution Exam and Social Studies 19th Amendment – What is it? What inequalities have women experienced throughout history? What is sexism? Introduce students to Judy Chicago who is known as a feminist artist. What do you think that might mean? Use a PowerPoint presentation to introduce her piece The Dinner Party slide examples
Wing I: From Prehistory to the Roman Empire 23. Isabella dEste 1. Primordial Goddess 24. Elizabeth I of England 2. Fertility goddess 25. Artemisia Gentileschi 3. Ishtar 26. Anna van Schurman 4. Kali 5. Snake Goddess Wing III: From the American to the Womens 6. Sophia Revolution 7. Amazon 27. Anne Hutchinson 8. Hatshepsut 28. Sacajawea 9. Judith 29. Caroline Herschel 10. Sappho 30. Mary Wollstonecraft 11. Aspasia 31. Sojourner Truth 12. Boudica 32. Susan B. Anthony 13. Hypatia 33. Elizabeth Blackwell 34. Emily Dickinson Wing II: From the Beginnings of Christianity to the 35. Ethel Smyth Reformation 36. Margaret Sanger 14. Marcella 37. Natalie Barney 15. Saint Bridget 38. Virginia Woolf 16. Theodora of Byzantium 39. Georgia OKeeffe 17. Hrosvitha 18. Trotula of Salerno 19. Eleanor of Aquitaine 20. Hildegard of Bingen Women at the Dinner Party: Do 21. Petronilla de Meath you recognize any of them? 22. Christine de Pisan
How are each of theseplace settingsdifferent? How are theythe same?
HERITAGE FLOOR: LISTS 999 WOMENINFLUENTIAL TO THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
POWERPOINT PROJECT Develop a list of Women from The Dinner Party and Heritage Floor (Edit the list) Have the students draw the names The students will conduct research on the woman and provide reasons for why she was influential to the feminist movement This aspect of the project Increase Student Experience with technology Deeper understanding of the content of Judy Chicago’s work PowerPoint Template Example
Click to add the name of influential woman you researched Click to add your name
Click to add the name of influential woman you researched• Date of birth (if known)• Date of death (if known)• Where was she born• Where she lived (if different than where she was born) Above: Add Image of your historical figure
Click to add the name of influential woman you researched• Click to add bullet points of reasons why this woman is a historical figure and influential to the feminist movement. Why would Judy Chicago included this person at The Dinner Party?• You must give at least three reasons• #3
ResourcesClick to Add resourcesAuthor (if known). (Date). Title of the article. Retrieved from (URL) Created by (Your name)
DAY 2 & 3 Lab Time Students should be conducting research on the women their PowerPoint Project is based. Research the social issue they will depict Print any helpful imagery Early finishers can begin sketches Sketching Template Importance of symbolism
GENDER STEREOTYPING ACTIVITY FROM DPCP Review terminology covered so far: social issues, feminism, sexism. Activity: give one example of your favorite childhood toy As a class sort the toys as Boy, Girl, or Neutral What clues lead you to make your decision? What do you think that these toys lead us to believe about the type of behaviors expected of boys and girls? Define stereotype and give an example for boys and girls. Why are stereotypes bad? Do you think inequalities between men and women still exist?
GENDER STEREOTYPING ACTIVITY FROM DPCP (CONT.) The Paper Bag Princess Journal Prompt Have you ever been stereotyped or witnessed a friend being stereotyped? What was the situation? How did it make you feel? Additional/Optional Activity Interview an older woman; grandmother, aunt, mom, etc. and ask them what differences exist between a woman’s life then vs. a woman’s life today. Social Issues Inequalities/Sexism Gender Stereotypes
DAY 4 DEMONSTRATION DAY Minimum standard: AT LEAST ONE of EACH type of decorative technique Appliqué Incising sgraffito Use a Dixie Paper plates or a sturdier paper plate for a template Roll out a slab, press into paper plate, trim excess Paper sticking not as issue 25lb bag = 10-11 slabs Underglazes and clear glaze True to colors Can be applied to leather hard and bisque ware Early finisher and slower worker solution
Teacher Made ExamplesDays 5,6,&7 Building/Decorating
AESTHETICS Pose the following questions for students to discuss/debate Is a work of art more artistic if it conveys and idea, like the ceramic plate you created that conveys a social issue, or does it not matter? If an artist uses several other people to create their work should it be credited to those individuals in addition to the artist? Or should the sole credit should be given to the artist? Closure What is The Dinner Party about? What does it mean to be a feminist? Can men be feminists? What is a stereotype? Define social issue and give an example. What did you like about this unit? What did you dislike?
ENRICHMENT Idea from DPCP Nominate a woman from your community to be included in The Dinner Party. Pick a contemporary woman who you believe deserves an invitation to The Dinner Party and give 3 reasons why. Offer extra credit to students throughout the unit for bringing in articles or statistics that pertain to feminism or social issues. Interview an older woman; neighbor, grandmother, aunt, mom, etc. and ask them what differences exist between a woman’s life then vs. a woman’s life today.