Students will generate a piece of art in response to a poem. Students will use keywords included in the poem to give them ideas for symbolism, and to guide them on how to use the elements of art within their piece. These pieces will be two-dimensional in nature. They will use painting (acrylic, tempera, watercolor), colored pencil, watercolor pencil or drawing.
One to two fifty-six class period
Students at this point would have completed the poetry writing in response to a piece of art. Students will have analyzed this piece of art, identified its elements and have written their own poem that serves as a representation of that piece of art.
Sketchbooks, pencils, colored pencils, acrylic paint, tempera paint, watercolor paint, watercolor pencil
· Students will choose a poem and discuss the mood, tone, symbols and voice
· Students will try to make connections to these by attributing each of them to an element of art, such as line, shape, texture
· Students will begin sketching ideas for their pieces of art based on the poem
· Students will discuss their ideas with a partner
· Students will refine and complete their piece
Students will first read the poem that they will use for this lesson aloud. We as a class will discuss some of the basic elements of the poem, such as the mood, tone, voice and any symbols that should be included. Students will then make connections of these poetic elements to the art elements. Students will discuss these decisions with a partner. This helps students become invested in one another's work, which builds a great sense of community in the classroom. Students will then sketch their idea out in their sketchbooks. Students will again refer to their partner for critique on the sketches. Students will finalize their designs and begin/complete their final pieces of art.
Students will be evaluated on the process of peer review, participation in open class discussion and on their final piece of art. Students are graded on pieces of art using the following categories:
· Technical mastery – 30% which is the student's ability to use the materials of the lesson
· Communication of Idea – 25% which is the student's ability to effectively communicate the idea of the project
· Creativity – 20% which is the student's ability to look beyond the requirements and apply out of the box thinking to their pieces
· Work Ethic – 25% which is the student's ability to complete "Do Now" activities, be prepared for class, use time effectively, be on time to class, participate respectfully in all open class discussions