Art is ... Transforming Scapes Activities & Yaacov Agam (8 pages)
You will download 2 files.
First file is the Scape Art Activity, with 3 pages and one artist activity, Yaacov Agam.
The second file is 4 Geometric Tile Templates.
Copies of the two files (Art Activity and Templates)
Each student will need one copy of the 4 pages of the Art Activity.
Print out enough of the 4 templates for everyone to have a choice at their table. (Or, simply copy one of your choosing.)
Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils
Construction Paper (9x12)
What is a "Scape?"
This is to introduce your art student to thinking about different types of Scapes...(Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes, Moonscapes, Mindscapes, Emotionscapes, Imaginescape, Escape, etc.) They are to brainstorm and write/draw in the box.
They will draw their best ideas into the next two boxes. In the last two boxes, expand their visions to include an extra-terrestial scape and a mind-scape. Anything goes.
This is where the student draws- in detail -their favorite scape that they created on page 1 or a new creation. Use the whole page.
This is detailed step-by-step instruction for the student to use the templates (their choice) and to cut their drawing scape into the geometric shapes. Finally, they will assemble on a piece of colored construction paper. They can glue the tiles in any order they prefer.
Note: Some students will balk at cutting up their art work. In this case, I would photocopy their art work, and let them use the copy in the tiling.
One of the creators of Kinetic Art. The three examples are meant to be thought provoking to the art students. Hopefully, they will see the connection of Agam's art to the scape picture they created in tiles. We are doing "visual drawing kinetics" in this activity.
The art student will create a very simple example of a visual kinetic.
Extension: More advanced: The students can make 2 scapes and cut them both with the same template. Then, they could place the strips out in the order A,B,A2,B2,A3,B3 etc until the larger construction paper is filled. Then glue. (Further extension: Make 3D with 2 scapes and accordian folded paper.)
I taught Art to K-5 ELL students for several years. I liked to use open-ended worksheets so my students could be a success in art and English. Often without a budget, worksheets solved many problems for 900 students at my Title One school.
Some images may be copyrighted. They are used in accordance with Fair Use in Education. These images will expand the art students' experience and knowledge of famous artists' artwork and promote art appreciation.
Open Ended, is usually a student directed process, where they can draw their feelings, emotions, reactions to the art work in the blanks provided. They can choose to copy the designs, outlines the shapes/forms, or even just draw one aspect. Open ended is not assessed and there is no right or wrong. Just encourage active participation in some form. Please download my free "Art is...Open-Ended" information sheet.
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