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 Magazine Layout powerpoint. This includes a 2 page handout, another 1 page handout on persuasive writing and organization, an assessment page to check understanding from the lesson, lesson plan, and a grading rubric for the student project. In this project they must write a short persuasive essay about something silly/stupid (star wars is real, pennies are useless, etc.) they must then take that short essay and design a page layout using some of the elements of art and principles of design to govern their artistic decision making.