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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Mosaic Collage

Created on April 29, 2021 by KatieMorris

Slides presentation to teach students about the history of mosaic then create a mosaic style collage out of paint chips.

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5 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT understand the history of mosaic.
2. SWBAT define tint, shade, and tone.
3. SWBAT use geometric shapes to create a mosaic style collage.

1. Tagboard or cardboard for a base
2. Paint chips or construction paper
3. Scissors
4. Glue
5. Pencils

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1. Introduction
-slides presentation to show history of mosaic & contemporary mosaic artist
-explain challenge to create a mosaic style collage
2. Students work
-brainstorm and check idea with teacher
-sketch out big shapes on base
-collect paint chip colors and begin to cut and glue

This took most students about 5 classes but some needed more time because they were more detailed. If you give them a theme you can judge based on the complexity.


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

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[5-8] Students employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas
[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 know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures

Color/Value, Shape


History/Social Studies