Introduce students to three-dimensional paper techniques and focus on the art elements line, shape, and color. This collage lesson provides cutting and other fine-motor practice It is a great introduction to abstract art as well as sculpture as an art genre. Using alternative / non-realistic colors for skin and hair and simple shapes for facial features pushes students to think outside the box and requires students to use their imaginations.
Included with this lesson is a page of examples of 3D paper elements, an oval template to reproduce for tracing, and two art reflection worksheets, one for Kindergarten and other emergent writers and one for students who are able to read and write independently.
3D Face Collage is bundled with two other lessons in 3D Art: Introduction to Sculpture.
This lesson includes the following:
- list of art concepts and skills addressed
- national visual arts standards information
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- suggestions for related read alouds
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
Also included in this resource:
• ideas for making 3D paper elements
• an oval template for tracing
• two art reflection worksheets designed to help students assess their own art work
This art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
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Another version of this lesson is included in Exploring Lines and Shapes.
Related Art Lessons and Resources:
Art With Faces.
Torn Paper Face Collage
More art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start with Art
-- introducing the elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- a collection of five integrated Art lessons
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
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