During this lesson, students will explore the world of Surrealism. The lesson will begin with an art history lesson that includes surrealist art from various parts of the world, ranging from the 1920s to the present.
Students will then tap into their past dreams to create their Surrealist sculptures using recycled materials such as lunch trays, newspaper, magazines, cardboard boxes, etc.
The central focus of the lesson is an exploration of identity through craftivism. Students will use embroidery as the medium. During the first lesson, students will explore the meaning of self-portraiture and craftivism and investigate how to bring them together.
Land Art Lesson
Students will create a piece of Land Art with a partner as a means to apply a deeper understanding of ecology and the common theme in literature; Person vs. Nature. They will interpret their process and use new vocabulary to describe their methods during critique.
Animated GIF Lesson
Students will use their smartphones to create a short stop-motion animation which they will then turn into a GIF.
Curriculum Map: Foundation Studio
Art I: Studio Foundations is a year-long course exploring a wide variety of materials and methods including, drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture, and contemporary crafts. Each unit is inspired by art history and a theme such as storytelling and identity.