7 sessions; 50 minutes per session
1. Students learn about the contemporary French artist, Didier Triglia.
2. Students understand how the arts and sciences connect through creating artworks with recycled objects.
3. Students will create a piece of recycled art in the manner of Didier Triglia.
1. soda cans
2. acrylic paint
3. card stock/poster board/or cardboard
4. paint pens/puff paint
1. Introduce the lesson with a PowerPoint presentation of Didier Triglia.
2. Discuss how art and recycling are connected.
3. Crush cans: squeeze the can so the top bends down one direction and the bottom bends up the opposite direction. Lay the can on a flat surface and step on it to flatten. Watch out for sharp edges.
4. Design a background for can on rigid poster board or cardboard.
5. Hot glue can and paint.
6. Add finishing touches with anything from puff paint, paint pens, etc...
Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions
[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others
[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art
[5-8] Students describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures
Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
[5-8] Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts
Dadaism, Abstract Art
Texture, Rhythm/Pattern, Proportion/Size, Form, Emphasis
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture