Students will study the famous Detroit Artist, Tyree Guyton to understand his artistic visions of the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, Michigan
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 learn about a different form of art called “reclamation art," “art brut," “recyclable art," and “artscapes." Using their own impressions of this art, students will use words of their choice to create a Word Coud design on Wordle.net.
Detroit Artist - Tyree Guyton, expression, impression, reaction, Wordle, Word Clouds, elements, museum art
Discuss Tyree Guyton’s artwork. Discuss artist feelings and artist visions of their artwork. What materials does Guyton use on The Heidelberg Project website? Where does he get his materials? How do the elements of weather affect the artwork out on the street? Is this museum art? Why or why not?
Students write words of impression or reaction as discussion is held. Ask students to share their words. Select a number of words to use in their Word Art poster.
Go to www.wordle.net
Click “create" – begin typing words. If you want words connected, don’t put any space in between. If you want a word to be large, type it several times.
Check spelling before you hit “Go"
Use the “Randomize" button to see various arrangements. Word Clouds can be saved to a public gallery, and also printed when the desired effect is achieved.
Print and mount on larger construction paper for frame.
Display as desired.
The Heidelberg Project, A Street of Dreams, by Linda K. McLean
Tyree Guyton pictures, news articles, photos, posters, website - The Heidelberg Project website
Additional artists for comparison:
Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, from the book Make It Pop!. Materials:Computer, Internet Connection, Printer, paper for printing
Alternative Lesson: if no computer is available
students may create a Word Art poster using magazines, Construction Paper cutouts, or calligraphy to express their thoughts and opinions of this kind of work.
Did students use words of expression and reaction? Was spelling correct? Are the Word Clouds a pleasing design to the student?