This assignment has Fibers or Advanced Drawing students explore fibers and silk dying white looking at cultural influences in their subject matter. Students use Symmetrical balance to plan their image consisting of cultural imagery from a culture of their choosing. The final product is accompanied by an artist statement explaining what culture references the student incorporated, the successes and weaknesses of the artwork, and how working in fibers changes the perception of the artwork.
* Materials needed for this assignment are fibers related and listed in the lesson plan. They include Gutta, Silk Dyes, and Chemicals such as Synthrapol, which can be purchased through Blick, Amazon, Joann's, etc.
Included in the Zipped folder are:
*Lesson: Description, National Visual Arts Standards Alignment (see below for covered standards), Unit Objectives, Resources, Materials, Vocabulary, and Student Day-by-Day Experience.
*Scoring Rubric out of 110 points
*1 PowerPoint introducing the Unit (with examples of finished products and a student artist statement)
*1 example image of how I set up a clothes line to dry the student work
*2 student Work-in-progress images
*6 student examples (both flat and wrinkled to show the fabric)
Visual Arts Standards present in this lesson:
VA. Cr1.1.Ia: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
VA. Cr1.2.lla: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
VA.Cr2.1.IIa: Through Experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
VA. Cr2.2.la: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment
VA.Cr3.1.lla: Engage in constructive critique with peers, the reflect-on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
VA. Pr6.1.lla: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
VA. Re7.1.la: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
VA.Re9.1.la: Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.
VA. Cn.10.1.la: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
VA. Cn11.1.llla: Appraise the impact of an artist or group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society