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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Rex Ray design

Created on October 21, 2021 by artspaz

Students will learn about rex ray and his collage work. They will create 4-5 magazine collages focusing on shape and contrast. From there they will evaluate the best one and create a final artwork based on the collage.

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4 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT define balance
SWBAT understand collage
SWBAT use shape to create balance and interest

1. magazines
2. scissors
3. glue sticks
4. various colors of paper
5. planning sheet (see attachment)
6. Various materials to create final artwork with (student choice)

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1. Introduce collage and how to use the area! Clean up and gathering of materials.
Introduce rex ray and warm and cool colors. CONTRAST.
2. watch video
3. Talk about how he just creates the collage with out too much thought, put the critic to bed! Also point out the negative shapes he uses.
4. Have students pick ONE shape, show them how to make a NEGATIVE shape from cutting their shape out.
Have them create 3-5 collages from magazines, like Ray did.

Day 2.
Have students pick favorite collage.
2. Do the planning sheet (see attached) They can change the colors, we don't care about the color, its all about the design and the shapes! this is the time to decide if the design needs more or less. For example,they may need more variety in the sizes of the shapes. or they need another shape to add interest.
3. I have them test and practice using the materials they picked to create their final work, to end this session.

Day 3 and 4
1. Ask them what materials they should use first, discuss the process.

2. They can start the final art using the materials of their choice.

Exit slip

Explain why we did this project. What were the learning GOALS, what did you learn about? Think about art elements and principles.

Why did you pick the mediums you did?

Do you like your end result?


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

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[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

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

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Abstract Art

Balance, Contrast, Shape