This lesson will help students develop an understanding of form in art, learn the vocabulary surrounding form, and create artwork that successfully uses form.
—An introduction to the element of form.
—Vocabulary words and definitions.
—Images and examples.
—A graphic organizer to help students prepare for the creation of an art project of the teacher’s choosing.
I use this lesson with my photography students, but it can also lead into a drawing, painting, or design project based on space.
Combine this lesson with “China’s Terracotta Army” and “Andy Goldsworthy” or “JR: French Photographer and Graffiti Artist” to create a photography unit that covers the four art processes: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting.
*This item is also available in the "Elements of Art: Descriptions, Vocabulary, and Project Proposals" Bundle which includes lessons on all 7 elements for a discounted price.
NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS: Visual Arts Creating and Presenting
#VA:Cr2.3 Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
#VA:Pr.4.1 Anchor Standard: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1: Make logical inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7: Integrate content presented in diverse media and formats.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2: Write informative/explanatory texts
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
Text is written at a high school 9th grade proficient level but could be differentiated to fit other levels.