Art Lesson Plan: Found Art - Community Involvement

Found Art Collage

Submitted by: Jancy Cossins, Walnut Springs Middle School, Ohio.
Unit/Lesson: Communication - Found Art - collage/mixed media

 

Performance objectives:

1). Explore the function of art in daily life in various cultures.

2). Select media to match meaning.

3). Describe the project's social & political purpose.

4). Describe ways that works of art produce feelings that enable viewers to reflect on their own responses to art.

5). Consider & discuss how contemporary artworks may contribute to & influence the future of art.

 

Vocabulary:

1). Media

2). Aesthetic Viewpoint

 

Project: A small artwork to be left.

 

1 w 3

Materials:

Standards Fulfilled:

2-B-6-3 Select specific media & processes to express moods, feelings, themes, or ideas.

5-D-6-3 Describe the function of art in daily life in various cultures.

1-A-7-1 Describe the use of various art forms for social, cultural, and/or political purpose.

4-C-7-5 Determine the ways in which works of art produce feelings that enable viewers to reflect on their own responses to art.

1-C-8-1 Examine & describe the role of visual art forms used to make a social comment using specific, visual examples.

1-D-8-5 Consider & discuss how contemporary artworks may contribute to & influence the future of art.

 

Considerations for Special Populations:

- Scribing

- Handout explaining project

 

Equipment: Overhead Projector, Hole Paper Punch.

 

Resources & Visuals: PowerPoint of Found Art examples - Student Handout
This was started by a post to Getty list about this site: Found Art http://www.found-art.com/ (Archive)

 

Books

Found Object Art II. - So much junk and so many different ways to turn it into real works of art. This book includes 83 featured artists representing a great variety of voices for this art form

Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art. - This book takes readers behind the scenes to show them each step in the assemblage art process. It covers everything from gathering found-object materials to putting them together in a way that tells a meaningful story.

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.

 

Organizational Preparations:

  1. Cut out all tags and punch holes in them.

  2. Print out stickers.

  3. Put page on class website (edit after receiving student input).

  4. Number all tags so that recipients can refer back to them.

Motivation/Introduction:

Teacher asks:

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.

 

Process/Procedure:

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.

 

Closure

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
__ Test/Quiz
__ 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 _________________________________________________________________________

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Journal Entry

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Observation
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Artwork itself:

Rubric Criteria (see below) – What EVERY student is expected to do

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Other:

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Found Art Project Assessment

Name____________________________________________________ Pd _________________________

Comments:

 

 

5 points

6 points

7 points

8 points

10 points

Composition

Utilizes one area of the space available.

Utilizes a little of the space available.

Utilizes some of the space available.

Utilizes most of the space available.

Utilizes all space available.

Effort & Detail

The artwork does not show a good effort and many details.

A few areas of the artwork show a good effort and many details.

Some of the artwork shows a good effort and many details.

Most of the artwork shows a good effort and many details.

Entire artwork shows a good effort and many details.

Craftsmanship

The artwork is not neat and clear.

A few areas of the artwork is neat and clear.

Some of the artwork is neat and clear.

Most of the artwork is neat and clear.

Entire artwork is neat and clear.

 

Total # of points earned_________/30 %________ Letter Grade_________

 

Extension Activities:

Create additional Found Art

Interdisciplinary Connection:

Language Arts

 

 


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