Submitted by: Kathleen Arola
Life Sized Renaissance Clothing for Substitute/Guest Teacher to follow:
Yes No X * Follow Substitute Folder Grade Level: 4 - 8 Length of Lesson: 4 sessions
Studio * Aesthetics * Art History * Art Criticism *
* Students will be introduced to the crafts of the Renaissance time period.
* Students will sketch examples of Renaissance period clothing.
* Students will create life-sized paintings of Renaissance period clothing.
National Standards Addressed:
Content Standard #2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
Content Standard #4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures
Content Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
This is a seventh grade art lesson connecting social studies with visual arts and art criticism. Students will be introduced to a study of crafts of the Renaissance era. This will set the mood for the time period. Then the lesson will culminate in painting dramatic life sized Renaissance period clothing, with accuracy to the time period.
Renaissance: a rebirth of cultural awareness that took place during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, particularly in Europe
Renaissance Festival: a modern day acting out of the Renaissance time period
Craft: manual activities performed by artisans that require technical skill and manual dexterity, oftentimes resulting in functional objects
Chain mail: flexible armor made of jointed metal links or scales
Goblet: a drinking glass with a stem and base
Leather work: artwork making use of the tanned skin or hide of an animal
Glass blowing: the craft of creating glassware, a brittle yet hard material made of silicates and an alkali fused with other substances at high temperatures and blown into to create a form
Bodice: the fitted part of a dress from the waist to the shoulder
Peasant: class of people who are small farmer and laborers
Tunic: a loose fitting coat extending to the knees; a surcoat
Doublet: a close fitting men’s jacket
Pantaloons: long breeches or pants worn usually by men
Artisan: artist skilled in a craft
Farthingale: women’s hooped skirt made of wire or wicker supports and worn under the cloth skirts in order to make them expand out farther
Cloak: a loose fitting outer garment such as a cape
1. Watch power point presentation about Arizona Renaissance Festival crafts as narrated by teacher. (PowerPoint was not supplied by the submitter but you should be able to glean enough images and information from their website into your own presentation.
Science: Research the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. Then plan your own modern invention.
Social Studies: Take a field trip the Renaissance Festival, which is open weekends during February and March. One weekday per year is designated as student day.
Language Arts: Write a journal entry from the point of view of the Renaissance character that was painted.
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