~ Focuses on THINKING and ART MAKING
~ Uses mind-centered lesson plan template
1 Powerpoint: Henry Moore
This lesson introduces students to the idea of abstraction and sculpture. Students will view and discuss sculptures by Henry Moore. Students will make sketches of an idea for an abstract sculpture. Students will view a demonstration of cardboard and newspaper manipulation techniques. Students will use cardboard, newspaper and masking tape to build an abstract structure. Students will give/receive group feedback on their sculptures. Students will paper mache and paint their sculpture. Students will reflect on the process of making their sculptures. This lesson is important because it guides students to think beyond the reality of the objects they see each day and to think in terms of underlying forms. Additionally it allows students to experiment with how to use common materials to create their visions. Students will use higher-level thinking such as: envisioning, visual-spatial exploration, critical analysis, evaluating and metacognitive processes.