• Andy Goldsworthy: Art From the Earth

    Art From the Earth Students study Andy Goldsworthy, a British artist who transforms nature into art, photographs it, and lets it return to nature. They then go outside to create art from only nature -- no tools allowed! When done, they photograph their work and write about the art they made and the process they used.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn about the British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy.
    • reflect on his unique ideas.
    • develop art from nature alone or with a partner.
    • document the process with a photograph and journal entry.
     
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    Bicycles: Art on the Move
     

    Bicycles Students learn about the history of the bicycle. They work through the artist process by drawing a bicycle from memory, by observation, using tools and then from memory again. They arrange their drawings into a collage for display.
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    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • be introduced to the historical timeline of the invention of the bicycle.
    • measure angles on a bicycle using a protractor.
    • make a mechanical drawing of a bicycle using a protractor and a compass.
    • use innovations to add a creative touch to the drawing.

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    Inside and Outside of Me

    Inside Art Students consider prejudice and tolerance by exploring ways in which we are all alike. They then learn about for 'artist heroes' who drew their creative strength from accepting and nurturing their personal differences. Students investigate the concept of tolerance by creating an 'inside and outside of me self portrait' using words, color and pattern.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • investigate the concepts of prejudice and tolerance.
    • observe ways we are all alike and discuss the importance of our differences.
    • examine the work and words of four 'artist heroes.'
    • select and arrange a composition of words to describe their unique 'Inside of Me' qualities.
    • design and create an 'Outside of Me' artwork using pattern, line and color.

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