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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Modern Masterpiece

Created on June 14, 2014 by Whimber

Make a famous work of art modern.

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3 sessions; 90 minutes per session

1. SWBAT identify The Last Supper.
2. SWBAT recreate a drawing of a famous work of art.

Art project
1. Black construction paper (12x18")
2. Colored pencils
3. Pictures of famous works of art ( my students looked up pictures on their iPads. I also had some postcards of famous works of art)

Warm-up exercise
1. Plastic table clothes
2. Dinner Rolls
3. Paper plates, cups
4. Fruit punch

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Warm-up exercise (optional)
1. Have students look up image of The Last Supper
2. Have students recreate The Last Supper. I put out the materials lists above on a table. I told them using the materials and the students in the room to see how close they could get to the actual image.
3. After they finished their first recreation, I had them do it again. Only, this time they had to add a modern element to it. I.e- some of them added their iPads, cellphones.

Art project
1. Choose a famous a painting or drawing to recreate
2. Make a list of modern elements that could be added to a recreation. Have students pick one item to be added to the masterpiece.
3. Draw out image and color in with colored pencils. ( I thought the colored penciled had a nice contrast on the black paper)

For the warm up exercise, I took a picture of each class and had them vote for the best recreation.

The art project was assessed on:
Likeness to the original masterpiece
Completeness- was the whole page finished
Addition of modern item
Use of class time to work

This is a great way to incorporate art history into a lesson. It also helps students to interact with each other. ( I was surprised that some students I usually can't get to do any thing, took charge of organizing the classroom recreation. It was exciting to see as a teacher!)


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

[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

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

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

[9-12 Proficient] Students describe the function and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places