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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

fish sculptures

Created on March 31, 2022 by artspaz

Students will learn about space and form while creating a 3d habitat

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3 sessions; 50 minutes per session

1. SWBAT define space
2. SWBAT define form
3. SWBAT understand life cycle of fish
4. SWBAT define birds eye view

1. painted papers
2. cardboard aprox 6x8
3. glue
4. scissors
5. model magic 1oz per student
6. markers
7. various other papers..tissue, rocks for habitat.

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1. Talk about salmonid and their life cycles. Look at photos and notice the coloring and markings on the fish.
2. Talk about the place they live and what it might look like from a birds eye view.
3. Cover the cardboard with a painted paper and add other materials to create the river floor.
4. Sculpt the fish from the model magic. Start with the body and add the fins, eyes and other details.
5. Use extra model magic to create fish eggs and baby fish.
6. CARFULLY color the dry sculptures with the markers. If pieces fall off use hot glue to fix.
7. Glue sculpture to the base.

Students will fill out an exit slip:
is your sculpture interesting from all sides?
What is FORM?
What is your favorite part?

be carful while coloring the model magic, don't have real delicate pieces it will break!


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

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey 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 different responses to specific artworks

Henry Moore

Form, Space

Mixed Media