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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Vision Board

Created on August 31, 2021 by paintpeace

Students will create a VISION BOARD for the new school year. It will communicate the intentions, goals and dreams they have for the year. Combining pictures and words as SHAPES, students will create a collage.

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4 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. To identify positive goals and intentions for yourself.
2. To create an artistic collage using pictures and words found in magazines which reflect your ideas.
3. To understand that the brain is a muscle and you can train it to help you reach your goals through positive thought and action.

1. Assortment of magazines, picture calendars, and printouts.
2. Scissors and glue
3. Heavy paper

4. trays for magazines, empty shoebox lids or equivalent for paper scraps.

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1. Go through random magazines looking for photos, COLORS, pictures and words which spark joy for you. I recommend to tear out a whole page from the magazine for easier cutting of smaller shapes.
2. Neatly cut them out in various sizes and shapes. Aim for a dominant color to bring cohesiveness and unity to your collage.
3. Arrange them on the board in different layouts until you are satisfied with how it looks.
4. Carefully glue the edges from the back and paste down, starting with the largest shapes.
5. Try to cover all the white space, overlapping pieces, and adding colored paper pieces.
6. Attach the smallest pieces and all the words.
(7. If you crumble up your "scrap", it can't be used again, so I recommend not crumbling scraps, just in case)

1.Find words and pictures that make you feel good. Vary sizes in images.
2. Use a DOMINANT color for cohesiveness and unity. Arrange content thoughtfully- large shapes of color/texture in background.
3. Use TWO growth statements (at least)
4. Use at least 8 images and at least four words, which spark joy, inspire you and remind you what YOUR goals, and dreams are for the year.
5. Students like to talk about their artwork in small groups.

file:///Users/paintpeace/Downloads/Vision Board.pdf

Students LOVE cutting up magazine pictures. Inspiration can be found in the process. Emphasize COLOR unity and covering the background first with large collage shapes. Implied TEXTURE is an added bonus (I always add it increases "feeling" in the artwork.


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

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

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

Joseph Cornell

Symbolism, Photography, Abstract Art

Emphasis, Shape, Texture, Variety