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Pop Art Busts

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Pop Art Busts

  1. 1. Pop Art Busts5th GradeObjectives:Students will: Create a portrait bust of a person they know, famous or personal, or a self-portrait. Learn about the different types of columns used in architecture.TEKS, Art Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. Creative Expression. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skills. Historical/Cultural heritage. The students demonstrate an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement. Response/Evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others.Vocabulary: Columns – Ionic, Doric, Corinthian Bust portraits Pop ArtResources and Materials: Clay Plastic bags Masking tape Pencils Clay tools Containers of water Paper towelsMotivation:Discuss different kinds of columns. Show examples of the ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns. Showexamples of fun busts of movie stars, cartoon characters, and comic book heroes. Look at Jeff Koons’porcelain and gold life-size sculpture, "Michael Jackson and Bubbles," and discuss pop art and what artsays about popular culture.Procedures:Day 1First students make the column stand for their busts. Demonstrate how to make Doric and Ionic columns.Demonstrate forming a short, thick cylinder first, then adding a round or square flattened piece at the top.Decorations can be added with balls and coils of clay.Have students form their columns; circulate around the room and give assistance as needed. At the end ofthe class have students place their columns into a plastic bag for storage (have students write names on tapethat you have previously placed on the bag). Make sure they completely seal the clay in the plastic. Theclay must remain wet so students can continue to work on them next time they come to class.
  2. 2. Days 2 and 3Step 1: Students choose the subjects for their portraits. Demonstrate forming a simple head and shouldersbefore distributing any clay. Take a piece of clay about the size of an orange and separate it into twohalves. Form one into an egg shape and the other into a short cylinder and join them together with a verticalshape to make the head and a horizontal piece to make the shoulders. Smooth the edges between the headand shoulders to form a neck strong enough to hold up the head. Have students follow these steps and thenattach the heads to the columns at this point. Wrap the clay carefully at the end of the class.Step 2: With additional clay, have students make and add the features, hair, and clothing.Step 3: Let clay dry and bisque fire it.Step 4: Have students paint their busts with their choice of color of metallic tempera paint.Closure:When all the busts are complete, display the work and discuss the rubric with students.Assessment/Evaluation:To what extend did the student: Create a recognizable portrait bust of a person they know, famous or personal, or a self-portrait? Learn about the different types of columns used in architecture?Assessment Rubric Student responds to Student responds to Student does not examples of Busts and examples of Busts and participate in discussion Discussion on Busts Columns with insightful Columns with some or makes few or no and Columns comments supported comments supported comments. with persuasive with reasoning. reasoning. Student follows Student follows Student does not follow instructions well and instructions and works instructions and makes Pop Art Busts works well on project, towards finishing little or no effort on the adding imaginative project with some detail. assignment. details.

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