This upper elementary art unit was professionally designed and classroom tested for art educators interested in teaching the creative cycle. This is an appropriate unit for those educators who use a studio approach or are looking for a conceptual lens in the world of reproductions.
Students explore the exhibit piece of the creative cycle, while preparing a piece for presentation along the way. This unit captures the essence of what a true artist must go through when preparing to show their work to an audience. Students will explore how to select a work of art for presentation, write artist statements, artist labels, and prepare work for presentation.
The unit is aligned to both Common Core and Colorado Academic Standards for Visual Art and includes a scope & sequence planning document that identifies learning goals, "I can" statements, essential questions, writing and conversational tasks and a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Also included in this unit, is a power point visual to guide and pace the lessons over the course of the unit. The daily tasks align and reinforce the enduring understanding and essential questions of the unit.
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