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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Soles Pendants

Created on September 26, 2013 by MissB13

Students use the soles of their shoes to create a unique pendant out of clay.

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2 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SBWAT create a pendant that displays texture.
2. SWBAT utilize unique materials to create art.

Small amount of air dry clay, flattened

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1. Have student flatten a ball of clay into a disk.
2. Have the student then take off their shoe and press it onto the clay to form a textured pattern.
3. Poke a hole in the top, then set aside to dry.

Students' works will be assessed visually.


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

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[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 use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
[K-4] Students describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning
[K-4] Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[K-4] Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art

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
[K-4] Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[K-4] Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Abstract Art

Form, Rhythm/Pattern, Texture


Multicultural Studies