Drawing and Painting 2

Art with Issues: Responding to Social and Political Issues.


Art Theme: social and political issues, painting, drawing.

Overarching Lesson Goal(s): students will understand how an artist can use their work to bring about change or raise awareness of an issue.

Overview: Students will work with their table-mates to brainstorm about five different social or political issues that would affect them and/or is important to them. Students will choose one to create a painting that addresses this issue in some way. Students will have the option of using watercolor or acrylic paint. Also, they will have the option to incorporate other materials.

Grades: 10-12

Art Lesson Objectives:
Objective 1: Student will address a social or political issue in a painting.
RI GSE: VAD 3 (9-12) –1: Students communicate in the language of VA&D.

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the following elements & principles of art and design: balance, composition and emphasis.
RI GSE: VAD 1 (9-12) –1: Students demonstrate knowledge and application of VA&D concepts.

Objective 3: Student demonstrated the ability to reflect upon the work of themselves and others in a class critique.
RI GSE: VAD 4 (9-12) –1: Students reflect upon, analyze and evaluate the work of self and others.

Evaluation:
1.Created a painting that communicated a message about a political or social issue.
2.Demonstrated knowledge of the following elements and principals of art & design: composition, balance and emphasis.
3.Demonstrated the ability to reflect upon the work of themselves and the work of others in a class critique.

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