Title: Renew Challenge Presenters: Linda McLean & Cindy Scarpace Grade: All levels Unit: Sculpture Time Needed: 2 or 3 Sessions
Enduring Idea: Students study “Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Renew with art work from Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton.
All students will
1. apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts
2. apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts
3. analyze, describe and evaluate works of art
4. understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts
5. recognize, analyze, and describe connections between the arts and everyday life
6. Analyze personal, family, and community connections that involve work by visual artists.
Students will learn about their own community by using recyclables to create a class sculpture. They will understand Heidelberg neighborhood and apply their own ideas to construct their ideal community.
Vocabulary: Detroit Artist-Tyree Guyton, City, Community, neighborhood, ideal artist feelings, artist vision, group sculpture, 3/D.
Discuss Tyree Guyton’s artwork on Heidelberg Street.
Understand the objects he used in his art work. What are some of the objects we use around our houses and community?
Write down student’s ideas on the white board. From that list, students will vote on their favorite theme for their class sculpture.
Discuss what students will bring from home. If no one brings anything… that is their sculpture. During construction from other classes, students begin to catch on and it becomes a challenge. Some ideas classes brought in: cereal boxes, pop cans, playing cards, clothes, and any recyclables.
Students vote for final title of sculpture. Examples: Walking Trash, Recycle castle, Waiting in Line. (See next page for photos.)
Teacher does a lot of hot gluing.
Have an art show to display sculptures. Students love it! What visions are behind their artwork- recyclables?
Optional - Have students write about their vision of their sculpture. How does it differ from the Heidelberg community?
The Heidelberg Project, A Street of Dreams, by Linda K. McLean
Tyree Guyton pictures, news articles, photos, posters, website- www.heidelberg.org. Read more about Tyree Guyton in the book, Magic Trash by Jane Shapiro.