Submitted by:Linda McLean
Media Specialist / Art Teacher Title: Poetry Presenters: Linda McLean &Cindy Scarpace Grade: 5th; Book Making Time Needed: 2 or 3 Sessions
Students will study the famous Detroit Artist, Tyree Guyton to understand his artistic visions of the doors of life.
All students will
1. apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts
2. apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts
3. analyze, describe and evaluate works of art
4. understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts
5. recognize, analyze, and describe connections between the arts and everyday life
Students reflect a theme for their personal journal by assembling materials as a book cover into a desired design.
Detroit Artist - Tyree Guyton, journal, construction, book cover, materials, balance, design, theme, dreams, thought, reflections, reaction, measure, assemble
Read selected poems from The Heidelberg Project, A Street of Dreams. Discuss the poet’s feelings and the artist’s visions of his work. Students write down reactions, reflections, special words that identify their impressions of the Heidelberg Project. Where do their thoughts lead them? Save these ideas for entering into journals.
Construct personal journals using found materials that reflect a desired theme. Use a sturdy Tag board (8 ½ x 11" size - 21.6 x 28 cm) as the base for the cover. Glue shapes and materials onto the cover in the design of choice. Keep materials as flat as possible so as not to make the journal too heavy. When the cover is completed and dry, bind it with plastic binders, or assemble with writing paper and backing by staples, sewing, or tying with yarn.
Students now make initial entries into their journals that are thoughts and feelings about the poetry book and the art of Heidelberg Street.