Curriculum by Amanda E. Gross
Theme / Unit Title: Transformation
Unit Goal: Artists interpret ideas of transformation in their artwork in vastly different ways.
National Visual Arts Standards: 1, 2, 4, and 5
Lesson Goal: Some artists use ordinary, everyday objects to create works of art that cause us to think of the objects as something else.
Assignment: Select an ordinary, everyday object from a class-generated list. Create a drawing of the object in pencil, based on observation. Through cut-and-paste, erasing, or other means, create a finished drawing where the object has transformed into something quite different.
Transform material to create a world
National Visual Arts Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Lesson Goal: Artists transform materials to create imaginary worlds.
Assignment: Think of a fantasy world from a book you’ve read. How could you change and re-purpose ordinary materials to build the structures found in that world?