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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Oaxacan Animals

Created on March 12, 2015 by Scorchard

High school art students view and discuss traditional Oaxacan Alebrije carvings and then choose from multiple suitable media to create their own patterned creatures. This is part of the Mexico unit that I do with Art I

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10+ sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT view and discuss images of Oaxacan animal carvings
2. SWBAT use appropriate vocabulary when discussing artworks
3. SWBAT experiment with a variety of media to develop ideas and designs
4. SWBAT compare and contrast
multiple medias in the creation of artworks

1. Exemplars
2. Paper Mache Paste
3. Newspaper
4. Acrylic Paint
5. Tempera Paint
6. Brushes
7. Water Cups
8. Masking Tape
9. Colored Pencils
10. Watercolors
11. Drawing Paper (cut to size)

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1. View and discuss examples of traditional Oaxacan alebrijes sculptures, stress form, color, pattern, texture
2. Students will develop preliminary sketches in their sketchbooks
3. Students will choose from available media used in previous lessons that they feel are appropriate for completing this assignment
4. Students will begin drawing, painting, or sculpting their works

Common Assessment Rubric

This project can take a very, very long time if students are allowed to create sculptures.

Balance, Color/Value, Form, Line, Rhythm/Pattern, Texture, Variety

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache, Sculpture, Tempera, Watercolor

Foreign Language, Geography, Multicultural Studies