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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

4 Part Snowflakes

Created on November 29, 2016 by Scorchard

Each student will receive two sheets of paper, each containing two quarter ‘slices’ of a snowflake design. Students must choose from suitable media taught over the course of the semester to create their composition. Each ‘slice’ must use a different media and/or technique. This lesson can also work as a 2 - 3 day substitute plan and be easily adapted to create collaborative snowflakes.

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1 SWBAT demonstrate proficiency with a variety of media, tools, techniques, and processes
2. SWBAT choose from a variety of suitable tools, techniques, and processes when creating artworks
3. SWBAT demonstrate craftsmanship and care when using a variety of chosen media
4. SWBAT create a unified artwork using multiple different media
5. SWBAT will use Elements of Art and Principles of Design to unify their artworks
6. SWBAT evaluate their artworks and justify their choices of media, tools, techniques, and processes as well as Elements and Principles

1. Snowflake Templates
2. Dry Media (markers, crayons, colored pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels)
3. Wet Media (watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylic, tempera)
4. 80lb paper (if choosing to allow wet media)
5. Lightboxes (if choosing to allow wet media)
6. Black Paper for mounting
7. Rubric

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Each student will receive two sheets, each containing two quarters of a snowflake design.
Note: if using both snowflake designs, make sure that students receive sheets that have the same design.

1. Students will choose from multiple suitable media, tools, techniques, and processes to create each quadrant of the snowflake design
2. Each quadrant must use a different media and/or technique
- If this is a substitute plan, I do not allow my students to use paint when I am not present.
- The instructor can stipulate required media and leave the techniques up the to students
3. Upon completion, students will cut out and assemble their snowflakes and prepare them for display on black construction paper

Students will be evaluated using the standard art rubric

This project can be a 2 - 3 day substitute plan and can be adapted to create collaborative snowflakes (print the template larger, mix up segments from each student).


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

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

Balance, Unity/Harmony, Variety

Colored Pencil, Conte, Crayon, Marker, Mixed Media, Painting, Tempera, Watercolor