Submitted by: Laurie Reber, Andersen Junior High School, Chandler, AZ UNIT: Sculpture - Collage Lesson: Collage Flip-Flops Grade Level: Middle School
"All About Me" Collage Flip-Flop Design
Flip-flops are my favorite shoes to wear. When we think of flip-flops many things may come to mind. What do you think about when you hear the word flip-flops? Jot these things down on a piece of paper. Now think about who you are – what best describes you? – what colors do you like? – what are your interests? Jot all of these things down as well.
Students’ design will reflect self-identity.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of collage techniques
Students will demonstrate understanding of the elements and principles of design with emphasis on color, space, pattern, and texture.
Students will demonstrate craftsmanship in cutting and gluing.
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You will be given a foam core flip-flop. There are many different collage materials that you will have the opportunity to explore. Carefully think about how you will design your flip-flop so that it reflects who you are – someone should be able to look at the finished design and know that it is your flip-flop based on how you decorated it. Choose your materials so that there is a balance of color and a sense of pattern and texture. NEATNESS COUNTS! Once you have designed your flip-flop, you will present it to the class so that we may learn more about who you are and why you designed the flip-flop the way you did. They will then be displayed in class and on campus.
The most economical way to create these is to take sheets of Foam Board and cut them to size. If the foam sheet is 30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm), you will be able to make around 20 shoes at around $1.30 each.
Using your brainstorm list of who you are, sketch out a design of your flip- flop on the back side of your brainstorm paper, focusing on pattern. Gather magazines and cut out images and words that reflect who you are. Cut images to contour. Have an idea of other materials you may want to use, and gather some of theses items from the supply table to bring back to your table. Begin by cutting colored papers into shapes, paper punching, drawing and/or coloring designs onto the foam core from your sketch and laying out your collage materials onto the flip-flop. DO NOT GLUE ANYTHING DOWN UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY WITH ITS PLACEMENT! Both sides and edges must be covered. Once your design looks balanced (with color and pattern) you may glue down all of your materials and affix pipe cleaners for straps with glue gun. You may add buttons, beads, etc to the straps. Set aside to dry. You will present next class.
"All About Me" Flip-Flop Collage Rubric
Creativity: Used a variety of materials to design a unique flip-flop.
Neatness: Cutting done with precision. Glue does not seep out from beneath. Flip-flop is clean – no dirt marks. Worthy of display. Flip-flop form apparent.
Self-Identity: Design reflects who you are. You are able to tell why you chose the elements you chose and how those elements tell a story about you.
Technique: You have carefully cut your materials on contour and glued all of your materials onto the flip-flop, overlapping slightly. There should be LITTLE EMPTY SPACE. There must be elements that are either drawn or glued onto the entire surface (top, bottom, sides) of the flip-flop.
and Texture: Made good use of color and flip-flop has actual or implied texture.
Timeliness: Project was completed by due date.
Clean-up: Cleaned paper scraps washed tables, swept floors, and returned used and unused materials to supply table.