Submitted by: Kathleen Arola, Arizona For Substitute/Guest Teacher to follow: Yes No X * Follow Substitute Folder Grade Level: 4 - 8 Length of Lesson: 5 studio sessions Unit: Studio X Aesthetics X Art History Art Criticism
Students will demonstrate the use of a variety of lines in a scratch art design.
Students will demonstrate the use of pattern within the body of their scratch art animal.
Students will use and define their theme and selection of symbols within the body of their animal.
Students will use and define positive and negative shapes in their work.
National Standards Addressed:
Content Standard #1: Understanding and applying media, techniques and processes
Content Standard #2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
Content Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas
This is a seventh grade scratch art lesson in which students will use line as an element of art and pattern as a principle of design. Students will also communicate intended meaning in their artworks by consciously selecting a theme and symbols to be etched into the interior of their animal shapes.
Line: an element of art that is a mark with length and direction
Pattern: repetition of anything as a principle of design
Engraving: a method of cutting or incising a design into a material with a sharp tool
Scratch board: Illustration Board in which black ink-coating is scratched away to reveal a white clay-coated surface
Positive space: space in an artwork that is filled with something
Negative space: empty space in an artwork
Symbol: something representing a meaning other than the one with which it is usually associated
Theme: recurrent idea or topic; motif
Abstract: imagery departing from representational accuracy