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1 A Unit Plan by Jenna Covington Middle School 6 th -8 th 90 min classes block schedule 13 days, 5 weeks

2  DAY 1  Art Journals  What is Imagination?  Is Imagination present in art?  Are imagined creations original ideas?  What does original art mean?  Is unique art different from original art?  Group Discussion on each question  VTS on Tristram Lansdowne - Precipice Lesson 1

3 Tristram Lansdowne Precipice Etching with Aquatint 14”x18” 2012 12-3/

4   Present Imaginary art in History  Salvador Dali – Les Elephants  Derrick Hickman – Dolls  Niki de Saint Phalle – Sun God  Dale Chihuly – Mille Fiori  Intro to Field Trip – Botanical Gardens Day 1 Cont.

5 Salvador Dali Les Elephants painting-review-and-analysis/

6 Derrick Hickman Dolls No Imagination #4 Found Objects and Sculpting Clay http://www.canvasm

7 Niki de Saint Phalle Sun God 1983 saint-phalle.shtml

8 Dale Chihuly Mille Fiori Glass 9½ X 56 X 12’

9   Sketch an imaginary life form in your artist journal/sketch book and name it!  How does it move?  Does it breath? How?  What senses does it have?  Ending questions in Art Journal  How does it feel to create imaginary creatures?  Does having endless possibilities of playing with your design interest you as an artist? Day 1 Cont.

10   FIELD TRIP!!!  Examine Dale Chihuly’s four existing art pieces in the Botanical Gardens  Art Journal (On the bus back?)  How was imagination present in Botanical Gardens? Day 2

11   Discuss Botanical Garden Experience  Sketch a habitat around your creature from Day 2  How does it relate to it’s habitat?  Outside  Collect found plant materials (15 mins)  Collect photo evidence of interesting textures and plant materials  Describe texture and looks of 3 found items in art journal Day 3

12   Create and name a new plant form from your imagination using at least three different materials  Acrylic or water color paint (1 or both necessary)  Markers  Oil/chalk pastels  Colored Pencils  Collage Materials  End of Day Art Journal  Is your artwork original?  How did you create this new idea?  How did you name your plant?  Does it’s name root from your daily life? How? Day 3 Cont.

13   DAY 1  Free Write 4 mins  What imacts does imagination have on your daily life, and what impact does it have on society?  Intro to wire (phone companies donate free wire btw)  Make imaginary 2-D plants 3-D with wire  Must be sturdy  Photos of Process!  End of Day Reflection Art Journal  What if your plant was large enough to live inside of?  What kind of bugs would like your plant and why? Lesson 2

14   Art Journal  How is imagination present in our culture?  Open discussion on art journal question  Demonstrate using paper and methylcellulose to cover object  Students use different papers to collage over armature  Photograph process!  While drying, introduce next lesson  Casting poured flax paper to cast over wire armatures  Create an imaginary landscape with life, plants, and community!  Show exemplar Day 2


16   Artist in history that work with imaginary landscapes  Lina Punta – Cliff  Katrin Sigurdardottir – Haul  Laurent Gagnon – Recit Recif  Tristram Lansdowne – Precipe  Three Sketch ideas in sketchbook for imaginary populated landscape  If extra time, student may use materials to paint, mark, wire wrap, or collage dried plant sculpture. Day 2 Cont.

17 Lina Puerta "Cliff" 2012 8.5"H. x 7"W. x 6.5" D. Polyurethane foam, porcelain, resin, cotton thread, fabric, fiberfill, acrylic paint, model tree, trims, beads, rhinestones, chain, acrylic sheet, artificial foliage and moss and wax

18 Katrin Sigurdardottir Haul 2005 plywood, polystyrene, resin, landscaping pigments, hardware, transit labels

19 Laurent Gagnon Récit-récif AIL/529

20 Tristram Lansdowne Precipice Etching with Aquatint 14”x18” 2012 12-3/

21   DAY 1  Recap on prompt Imaginary Landscape  Complete sketch ideas and present to me to help work out complications and ideas  Begin wire structures  May use base or not, may be hanging (floating), on a pedestal, a wall piece, must be three-dimensional  Work Day Lesson 3

22   Demonstrate over-beaten flax pulp  Dying fibers with pigments and retention aid  Getting pulp to correct thickness in water mixture for casting and adding formation aid  Pouring paper in deckle with felt and letting drain  Screen over paper, remove water with sponge (instead of vacuum press)  Need 6—10 sheets per student  Wrap paper in plastic for next class  Photos of process!  I will be working with students during the process!  Work Days Day 2-4

23   Demonstrate covering wire sculpture in wet paper with methylcellulose  Work Day  Dry out in fan over night  Art Journal  What complications did you have with paper making? Day 5

24   Art Journal  How will your landscape be populated by life?  How will you use materials to represent life and plant forms?  Populate imaginary landscape with life plants and agriculture  Photograph Process!  Name your creations  Collage using found materials, paint, and drawing materials.  Art Journal  How does your imaginary landscape compare to our society?  How does it contrast? Day 6

25   Finishing touches  Art Journal  Self-critique  What parts of your work do you love?  What does your piece mean to you?  How does your piece reflect the theme of Imagination?  If you had more time, what would you do differently?  Class Critique  What do you think this piece is about?  In what ways did the artist accurately portray their ideas?  Artist questions on process. Day 7

26   Print off 8 process photos for presentation  Read artists statement examples  Write artist statement  Set piece up in exhibit space including creature sketches, 8 photos of process, imaginary plant creation (2-D and 3-D), imaginary landscape, and artist statement)  Reflection in Art Journal  How did imagination show in your artwork?  Was it easy or fun to create using your imagination? Why?  Would you suggest this project to future classmates? Why?  What would you change about this unit? Day 8

27   I.1.A.6 th – Use pencil or marker to draw a continuous line that describes an object from observation  I.1.B.7 th –Use a variety of brush strokes to create various textures  I.1.B.8 th – Create a variety of colors, tints, and shades by mixing pigments  I.1.D.7 th - Demonstrate the process used in one type of fiber arts  I.1.D.8 th -Create a simple fiber art-work  I.2.A.7 th -Create an in-the-round art-work by joining two or more surfaces using a layering technique  II.1.D.6 th -Identify and use real/actual texture  III.1.A.7 th - Discuss and develop answers to questions about art: !hat is art? Should art look real? Should art be beautiful? GLE’s

28   Science  Geography  Sociology  Botany  Agriculture  Social Studies  Architecture  Humanities Cross-Curricular

29   Summative  Rubric  Written Reflections  Formative  Class Discussion  Individual Discussion  Proposals  Photos of process  Artist Journals/sketchbooks  Presentations/exhibition  Self-critiques and group critiques Assessment

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