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MIDDLE SCHOOL

6-7th grade
50 minute classes, 5 days a week

LESSON 1
Collection through the mind

LESSON 1: COLLECTION
THROUGH THE MIND
In this lesson students will first be introduced to their artist journals which will
be collected by me at the end of each lesson and at the end of the unit.
In this lesson we will be talking about collection through the mind, more

specifically how we collect memories over time.


Students will be working with water color and the technique of webbing to
create a foreground for their final piece. On top of this foreground students will be
drawing a memory or a group of memories that are important to them.

DAY 1: JOURNALS &


ARTISTS
Introduce journals to the class
These will be used through the duration of all three lessons to be used as
a collection of their thoughts and will be collected at the end of the of
each lesson.

We will then look at three different artists and their water color work.
I will then ask the students what they noticed about each artists work:
What was similar, what was different?

ARTISTS
Rahaf Dk Albab,
Janet Rogers

Sunga Park,

DAY 2: DAY OF PLAY


Students will have watercolors set out on their tables when they get
to class.
Students will be able to experiment with the medium without any
constrains to that they may get acquainted with the medium.

DAY 3: INTRODUCTION
The final project will be introduced to the class (collection of
memoires)
Students will be asked to brainstorm in their journals and keep the

fallowing questions in mind:

What is collection
What do people collect? What do you collect?
Is collecting only a physical act?
What are memories?
How do/can we collect memoires?
What memoires are important to you

DAY 3: CONTINUED
I will demo the technique we will be
using for the final project (webbing) and
how to set it up

The concept of webbing is to have


to water and the pigment collect in
certain parts of the paper to create
a defined design.

Students will then set up their

webbing for the next class

WEBBING WORKSHOP &


START FINAL
Day5

Day 4
Students will have a day to

Students will start on their

experiment with the new

final webbing

technique and will be asked to


think about what colors and which
memory/memories they would
like to use for their final project.

COLLECTION OF
MEMORIES
Day 7

Day 6

Studio day

Studio day

Day 8
Studio day

Students be finished
with webbing today and
start drawing.

Day 9
Half the day will be spent
finishing the project
The other half will be spent
introducing artist statements
and how to write them.

DAY 10: ARTIST


STATEMENTS
Student will be writing their artist statements
Then introduced to in class critiques and will be asked to think
about that they want to talk about in the class critique the next week
over the weekend.

What is your first impression of this work.


What works for this specific piece? What doesnt work?
What do you think the artist is trying to say with this piece?
What does the artist statement make you think of ?

DAY 11-12:IN CLASS


CRITIQUE
Students will post their work on the board for the whole class t see
and will be asked to participate in an in class critique (reminding
students to not be mean or rude about another persons work).
At the end of class students will be asked to fill out a self
evaluation form.
Self reflection will be used as an exit slip to leave class.

LESSON 2
The community as a collection

LESSON 2: COLLECTION OF
THE COMMUNITY
Students will be thinking about the community and how as a collection
they see the community.
In this lesson students will be making wind chimes made out of

objects they think represent the community.


Wind chimes are basically a collection of objects brought together to
make a beautiful sound or for decoration.
The wind chime is a communal object, it needs an outside force to

make sound (I.E. a person walking by).

DAY 1: VTS
VTS: Steiner and Lenzlinger-

Look at: Kendell Geers -

Falling Garden at the church in San

"Hanging Piece"

Sta

DAY 1:CONTINUED
Ask students to brainstorm in their journals, thinking about these
questions:
How do you see the community
What objects do you think can represent the community?
How does collection relate to the community?

DAY 2: INTRODUCTION
Students will be introduced to
the project
Students will get a crash course
on how to be safe while using the
glue gun