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
Need these materials?
-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