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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Food Sculpture

Created on October 28, 2019 by MrDigger



Students create sculptures of food in clay.


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THE PLAN
3 sessions; 90 minutes per session

Students will create a small ceramic sculpture in the form of a food of their choice.

Clay, kiln, clay tools, acrylic paint or glaze

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Teacher introduces idea of food as art.
Students sketch out ideas of what they want to create.
Students create ceramic sculpture of food of their choice.
Students glaze and/or paint their sculptures

Did students create a food sculpture?

This a a good project if you don't have much clay or for a shortened week schedule. Claes Oldenberg is a good focus for this lesson. Also can look at how photographers and restaurants create 'fake food' for their menus and photos. Can also look at the work of Peter Anton

THE STANDARDS

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
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium

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
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art
[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems

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
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life
[9-12 Advanced] Students evaluate and defend the validity of sources for content and the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used in the students' works and in significant works by others

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


[9-12 Proficient] Students differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art
[9-12 Proficient] Students describe the function and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places
[9-12 Proficient] Students analyze relationships of works of art to one another in terms of history, aesthetics, and culture, justifying conclusions made in the analysis and using such conclusions to inform their own art making
[9-12 Advanced] Students analyze common characteristics of visual arts evident across time and among cultural/ethnic groups to formulate analyses, evaluations, and interpretations of meaning
[9-12 Advanced] Students analyze and interpret artworks for relationships among form, context, purposes, and critical models, showing understanding of the work of critics, historians, aestheticians, and artists

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others


[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect analytically on various interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating works of visual art
[9-12 Proficient] Students identify intentions of those creating artworks, explore the implications of various purposes, and justify their analyses of purposes in particular works

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


[9-12 Proficient] Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis

THE FEATURES
Claes Oldenburg

Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco

Form, Color/Value, Space, Texture

Ceramics