Submitted by: Catherine King UNIT: Sculpture - Careers Lesson: Playing with Food - Food sculpture Grade Level: High School (adaptable to middle school)
TSW learn proper cutting techniques
TSW learn about pattern and design
TSW learn to use food as a sculptural medium
TSW learn about career of Garde
Prepare a PowerPoint from food art examples found online
Experiment with cutting techniques
Prepare Item Lotto - Students will draw from a hat subject choices - PERSON, LAND ANIMAL, PLANT/FLOWER, INSECT, WATER ANIMAL, Architecture, VEHICLE
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Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Take the paring knife and cut the potato in half, demonstrating safe cutting techniques to the students
Place the potato on a piece of mat board or paper for display
Cut the top and bottom off of the carrot, and use the channeling knife to make the channels down the body of the carrot.
Using the paring knife, cut notches into the tree to represent the bark of the palm tree
Using the paring knife, cut a jagged edge in the pepper to create the leaves of the palm tree.
Using toothpicks, attach the carrot to the potato, and the pepper to the carrot to create the finished product.
Provide Worksheet to each student at beginning of class.
Show PowerPoint presentation on food sculpture and encourage student responses on materials and objects used in sculpture
Demo on creating a pepper palm tree, making sure to discuss safe cutting techniques.
Each team of 4 students will be assigned two food items. They are as such:
Potato & Carrot, Apple & Radish, Potato & Radish, Apple & Carrot, Radish & Carrot, Potato & Apple.
Students will write down what their food items will be on their worksheet.
Sculpture item lottery - Each team will pick from a hat what kind of item they will be creating - Items will then be written down on the worksheet. The options are: Person, Land Animal, Plant/Flower, Insect, Water Animal, Architecture, & Vehicle.
Begin sketches - plan additional fruits and vegetables needed. Bring in what is needed next day.
Have food items available for students (teams can supply some of their own)
Demonstrate proper and safe cutting techniques before providing cutting tools to students