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 the separate powerpoint and include 3 pages of reading materials on the history and basics of tattoos, an assessment worksheet about the lesson, the lesson plan, and a grading rubric for a project. For the project, each student will design and give a sharpie tattoo to someone else or to themselves. The tattoo must include symbolism from another time period or culture as well as showcase some pointillism shading.