Recycled Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap - Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure.
Cut out all tags and punch holes in them.
Print out stickers.
Put page on class website (edit after receiving student input).
Number all tags so that recipients can refer back to them.
Through history, what has the function of art been? What is it used for?
Show examples of artwork on tables, asking groups to choose what feeling it emits and write down how. Report back to class ways art can communicate feeling. Brainstorm as a class further ways.
Review established functions and how art communicates.
Teacher goes over project as she shows PowerPoint of examples & exemplars.
Teacher passes out tags. Students pass around a sheet of paper to record their # and their name.
Students put sticker on the back & create their work. Students attach yarn or ribbon through hole to attach it to something. Sample copy for label: You are the recipient of Found Art
While students are working, teacher asks:
What it would be like to find a piece of Found Art & what effect it would have. What would you be thinking about? What would you be asking yourself?
This form of art is something that is new and contemporary. How do you think contemporary art affects or influences the art of the future? (List on board.)
As a class, students decide what information needs to be on the web page.
Students complete Reflection Sheet.
Teacher challenges students to think of a creative place to leave their Found Art. Class awaits emails of recipients to track them.
Clean-Up: Found Art is to be kept in art folders.
Performance Assessment Strategies:
__ Oral Critique X Participation in activity – group & class discussion
__ Group Participation
__ Participation in discussion ______________________________________________________________
__ Puzzle _____________________________________________________________________________
X Reflection WS: Questions are the following:
1. Name 3 functions of art in daily life.
2. How do your colors relate to the feelings you wish to convey?
3. What is the purpose of creating found art?
4. How does art affect people?
5. How does current art contribute and influence the future of art?
Written critique _________________________________________________________________________