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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Legal Graffiti (Computer Graphics)

Created on October 05, 2016 by ktdyra

Students use their knowledge of inkscape to create a Graffiti design which implements texture. The end result will look like a realistic photo of a wall that has been tagged.

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1. SWBAT gather a better understanding an understanding of inkscape and computer design through the incorporation of new techniques.
2. SWBAT define texture
3. SWBAT define and demonstrate craftsmanship

1. computer access
2. Inkscape
3. color printer
4. Black mat board/paper for mounting
5. rubber cement for mounting
6. scissors/x-acto knife

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1. Discuss graffiti and street art.
2. Students have already completed a project using inkscape, so they have some familiarity.
3. Hand out instruction sheet and students follow steps. (Instruction sheet attached below)
4. Assist students in need.
5. Save file, print
6. Student mats work

Students are graded on a rubric

Supplementary inkscape video tutorials:


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[9-12 Proficient] Students evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[9-12 Proficient] Students differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect analytically on various interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating works of visual art
[9-12 Proficient] Students identify intentions of those creating artworks, explore the implications of various purposes, and justify their analyses of purposes in particular works

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[9-12 Proficient] Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis


Street Art

Texture, Color/Value, Proportion/Size