Unit Title: Self, Self, Self! Construction Reduction! Enduring Ideas: Throughout time and across cultures artists have experimented with self-‐expression and the art of paper manipulation. Let’s try both together! Course: Foundations Level ELO: • • •
Demonstrate fluency using multiple processes to show the exploration of a variety of two dimensional media, techniques and tools. Analyze ways in which artists interpret ideas, solve problems, reflect and lend relevancy to their times. Expressively manipulate the art elements and principles to create compositions that exhibit a compelling division of space.
Essential Questions: • • • •
Who do you think you are? Who do you want to be? What do others think of you? How can you display these three questions in your three construction paper reduction prints? What technique will you apply do your art piece? What do you know about yourself and what do others know about you? How will this affect your artwork?
Objectives: Artists will be able to… •
Create/manipulate paper in some way to depict “Who do you think you are? Who do you want to be? What do others think of you?” in three reduction prints. Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and tools required for this project and their proper use and care. Manipulate photos through Photoshop, and then break them down to create a reduction print using construction paper.
Exemplar Artists: Jen Stark http://youtu.be/vYf5UqJa_O4 Materials: Variety of colored construction paper, glue, Photoshop, ruler, exacto knife, scissors, and cardboard. Procedures:
1. Teacher demonstrates the different paper cutting techniques for the class before each step of the process and how to use Photoshop on the computer in simple step by step hand out. 2. Find a photo of yourself to be manipulated in Photoshop in these three ways “Who do you think you are? Who do you want to be? What do others think of you?” 3. Select the colors for each level of your reduction and follow the “blueprints” of your Photoshop image and begin manipulating the paper in the way you see fit (tearing, cutting, folding, etc.). 4. All photos must be approved as non-‐vulgar by the teacher before work may be started on the assignment, failure to Assessment: Assessment will be conducted by • • •
The amount of effort put into the project. How well the student was able to get their idea across when presented to the class. Asking the student what they think is their personal potential in creating the images in the fashion that they did.
Evidence of Prior Knowledge: