Your email*

Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Japanese CD Decoration

Created on June 06, 2016 by MissLeighAnne

Students will paint & etch Japanese designs into their CDs.

0 Keeps, 0 Likes, 0 Comments

2 sessions; 45 minutes per session

SWBAT demonstrate Japanese patterns
SWBAT research the meaning of Japanese symbols
SWBAT recall important works of art in Japanese history

1. Old CDs
2. Tempera paint
3. Toothpicks

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

1. Students will pick a CD from the front table and sit quietly. One student from each table will grab paintbrushes, paint, and a palette for their table. Each student will get a piece of scrap paper to put under their CD to keep from getting the table messy.
2. Paint one side of the CD with a THIN layer of paint.
3. While waiting for their CDs to dry, students will work on their elements & principles of art booklets.
4. Once dry, students will etch the patterns from their sketchbooks into the CD in a radial pattern.
5. After that is dry, flip the CD over and paint the other side and repeat steps.

Students will be assessed my neatness and completeness of their CDs.

Fun & quick two-day project!


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

[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 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

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

[5-8] Students describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts

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

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

[5-8] Students compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context
[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

Form, Line, Movement, Rhythm/Pattern, Shape, Texture, Variety

Multicultural Studies