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.
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.
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.