ELEMENTS of ART
I can create an insect using symmetry, size and color.
Connections, relationships and applications - Students connect and apply their learning of visual art to the study of other arts areas and disciplines outside the arts. They understand relationships between and among concepts and ideas that are concepts and ideas that are common across subjects in the curriculum students recognize the importance of lifelong learning and experience in visual art.
ACADEMIC LEARNING STANDARDS: Ohio Visual Arts
1PR Demonstrate increasing skill and craft in the use of art tools and
materials with attention to their diverse qualities.
3PR Create artworks based on imagination and observation of familiar
objects and scenes.
PRINC. of DESIGN
Allow students to develop their background by placing their insect into an environment.
Have Students write up a 'Bug Profile' of their insect; Name, home, habbits,...
Allow students to fold paper in half
Use easy grip or adaptive glue bottles and pastel holders
• Provide reference photos insects and bugs
Did student show symmetry in their insect?
Was other half of insect correctly traced or did he/she guess?
ASSESSMENT: Rubric & Feedback
Day One: Introduce symmetry to the students and hold class discussion. Show the students the flipchart on the ACTIVBoard to help them understand symmetry. Talk about insects and other things that are symmetrical. Then have the students design their own symmetrical insects. The students will fold their paper in half and draw half of their insects in pencil. Then they will trace them with a black Sharpie marker. The students will then flip their paper over, while keeping it folded and trace it with their pencil and then trace over the pencil with a sharpie marker. The students can design a background and pattern and design to their insects. This will take one 60 minute class.
Day Two: Before the students start the next step, I will review the symmetry lesson from last class. I will use the ACTIVBoard to show the students symmetrical visuals. The students will paint their insects with tempera paint. The students will be shown techniques for painting as a reminder to them, to help reinforce painting skills already taught. The students will paint their insects and the habitats they created in the background.