Give students a fun new way to think about portraiture. This unit gets your elementary class excited about weaving in 3 fun and easy sessions. You’ll receive three professionally formatted lesson plans including the NEW 2014 National Visual Art Standards as well as objectives, anticipatory set, supply list, extensions, closure and more. A visual step by step illustrated guide is ready to print for you, your sub or your students. There is also a photo of five student samples. This project was classroom tested successfully with 2nd grade but could easily transition up or down. A weaving lesson is a great way to use up your paper scraps. Easy for classroom teachers looking to add a fun winter craft to their day or for homeschoolers who aren't familiar with weaving.
I have included the slideshow that I use with my classes. Image attributions are credited in the notes portion of each slide and to the best of my knowledge do not violate copyright law. Feel free to add, edit or substitute your own images if desired.
The following vocabulary definitions will be mastered: symmetry, pattern, portrait, profile, weave, loom, vertical.