This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
These papers go along with my separate Jewelry Design powerpoint. They include a 3 page handout of reading material and examples, an assessment page for students to fill out questions from the lesson, a lesson plan, and a grading rubric for the student project. These papers revolve around the concepts of having an artistically balanced design. They do not go into detail about techniques or material uses. The project is wider than just making necklaces or something like that and it does not have to be realistic. They must base their design on concepts from other time periods or cultures and the elements of art; otherwise, all other requirements on the rubric are more about the reasons why their creation exists and its artistic design elements. It is always a lot of fun to see what direction students go with their freedom on this project!