This Unit is an opportunity for students explore their own cultural heritage or that of another’ through the way people dress. You will be using gouache paint and paper to construct a three dimensional head dress that is inspired by the cultural influences of traditional costumes. From research and investigation of traditional costumes students will be able to make informed decisions about why, when, where and how people dressed from a culture or through tradition.
This unit is made up of seven tasks and took our Year 8 class a total of 10 lessons (50 minutes each) to complete. We covered each task in detail, it is very possible to reduce the number of lessons or simply use the tasks you feel are relevant to your class (for example omitting the mini headdress sample as practice would reduce the unit by up to 2-3 lessons).
This unit was inspired by Melbourne artist Merci Perci - she creates fantastic, vibrant and colourful headdress paper sculptures. Tasks include:
- Colour Wheel - theory and creating a tertiary colour wheel
- Gouache Painting Techniques
- Painting and pattern Sample
- Design Sketches
- Painting Final Artwork & Constructing Final Artwork
- Self Reflection
Unit Task Sheet
Cultural Heritage Research Assignment worksheet
Colour Theory Vocab list & worksheet
Student Self Reflection worksheet
Colour Wheel Template
Gouache painting technique samples & video link tutorials
Warm Up drawing prompts