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Transcript of Monster creations
visual ART UNIT - YEAR 3
During this unit of work, students are able to determine and execute an individual approach to the theme ‘Monster creations’. The unit of work has been developed for Grade 3 students with a strong focus on creativity, critical thinking, aesthetic knowledge and understanding about art practices and making and responding to artwork.
Through observational, imaginative, cognitive and sensory investigations during the lessons, it enables students to become more knowledgeable and perceptive about their own practices as an artist in the classroom.
Art mediums such as clay, painting and drawing are explored during the unit, as well as engaging with work of professional artists to help students design and create their final assessment product. The outcome for the unit is to design and create a clay monster that could be a part of the Monsters Inc world.
Monsters inc was chosen because its something children know and can relate to, therefore creating opportunities for learners to explore the unlimited possibilities of the imagination. Lessons are hands on, age appropriate and engaging with an 'i do, we do, you do' focus.
Visual Arts - Content Descriptors
Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111)
Present artworks and describe how they have used visual conventions to represent their ideas (ACAVAM112)
Lesson Title: Creating Pinch Pots Duration: 40min
Lesson objective: By the end of this lesson students will know the necessary skills that are required to make a pinch pot and will be able to implement these skills in creating their assessment piece - a pinch pot monster.
Skills to be covered:
Making a pinch pot
pinch pot shaping
Scoring - joining pinch pots
Bowl (For water)
Introduce the students to what a pinch pot is.
Demonstrate how to make a pinch pot
Students practice making a pinch pot
Demonstrate how to join two pinch pots together using the scoring techniques
Students practice joining two pinch pots together
Revise all the skills the students have learnt over the unit
Students start making their monsters using the
skill they have learnt.
Skills to be covered: •
How to manipulate clay
• Exploring line, shape ,texture and patterns using different techniques and tools
Lesson Title: Experimenting with clay
Duration: 40 mins
By the end of this lesson students will have learnt how to manipulate line, shape, texture, and pattern in clay. The students should be enabled to explore and discover the possibilities of clay as a medium through imaginative expression.
Lesson Title: Creating your monster Duration: 35min
Lesson objective: By the end of this lesson students will have finished creating their monster by using the techniques they have been taught
• Plastic bowls ,water and sponges
• small rocks
• plastic lids
• plastic spoons and forks
• paddle pock sticks
Lesson plan: •
Students are introduced to the properties of clay as an art medium (where it’s from, how it’s used etc).
• Students are shown how to experiment with clay learning how to manipulate it through squeezing, pinching, pulling, squashing, prodding, rolling.
• Students are shown how different materials and tools can create different textures in the clay.
• Students to revise manipulating clay using both hands and tools, demonstrating the motions given in examples.
• Students are monitored and a discussion to take place about how tools can create different textures and how the properties of clay help with imaginative expression.
Bowl (For water)
Sheet for benches
Lesson Title: Skill development with clay- Imaginary monster faces
Duration: 40 mins
Revise and demonstrate the skills the students have learnt including how to make a pinch pot, creating specific features, joining the features to the pinch-pot.
Have a workshop station setup where you help students practice techniques that they are struggling with
Students continue to make their pinch-pot monster
By the end of the lesson the students should have finished creating their monster with added features attached and ready to be dried out and placed in the kiln.
By the end of this lesson students will have learnt sculpting techniques, use of tools, specific joining and shaping techniques and the ability to reflect on their own learning
Skills to be covered:
•Joining and shaping
•The ability to reflect on their own learning.
Plastic, bowls ,water and sponges
Photographs and examples of imaginary face
Students are introduced to the lesson by being shown photos and the work of artists as reference to show simple imaginary faces made of clay.
Techniques such as pulling, pinching, squashing, rolling and prodding are revisited.
Students to have time to practice with their ball of clay, making simple faces.
Students are shown how to exaggerate unique features using different tools and techniques that were explored in lesson 2.
Students are shown the "score and slip” method to join features together such as legs, arms, tails etc.
Students to revise method and begin working on the face of their imaginary creature.
Students to present the face of the creature to class and reflect and respond about what they have created, where it would live, what sort of personality it has etc.
Lesson Title: Responding to Art Duration: 40min
Lesson objective: By the end of this lesson students will have presented their monsters to parents of the students responding to stimulus questions about their Art.
Student will be situated in the classroom where the room wll be arranged with the desks around the outside of the room. Parents will be touring the room looking and asking questions about
students work, which will be used to assess creating
and responding to art.
By the end of this lesson students will have decided on their design for their pinch pot monster and the colour scheme they will use for their end product.
Large piece of paper
A4 white paper
Lesson Title: Monster Designs Duration: 40 mins
Students create a mind map using paint with the teacher. The word monster is in the middle and students write what the features of a monster are.
The teacher displays characters from the movie Monsters Inc on the Interactive Whiteboard and the students point out specific features that make up each character.
The students are introduced to specific artists that use clay to create their art. The students have a discussion about the selected art (How does the art make them feel? What techniques can you see? How have they manipulated the clay? How has the colour enriched the art piece? Etc.)
Students design their monster on A4 paper using a lead pencil, labelling specific features of the monster
Students colour in their monster using colouring pencils to their desired colour scheme that will be painted in lesson 7
Lesson Title: Painting Monsters
Duration: 60 mins
Paint (multiple colours
Monster Designs (Previous lessons)
Gloss or Glaze
By the end of this lesson students paint their monsters using the colour scheme they designed in lesson 3.
Students revisit their drawings from lesson 2, and make any changes to the colour scheme.
Students paint their monsters carefully using clean brush strokes and keeping within the designated spaces.
The finished painted monsters are left out to dry, where they will be revisited in a later lesson to be glossed/glazed.
By the end of the lesson students will begin to explore the characters from Monsters inc and start to become familiar with the characteristics of monsters.
Students are reintroduced to Monsters Inc by viewing the Monsters Inc trailer
The teacher reads the book Monsters Inc, and students point out major plot points and monster features.
The students have a grand discussion about the main events and characters in the book,
Students are placed in groups of three and are given a character from the book where they discuss the monsters creature, what makes the monster scary or not scary, and if they could ask the monster one questions, what would you ask?
Lesson Title: Monster creations
ACARA. (2014). Year 4 Visual Arts. Retrieved 28 May, 2014, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/TheArts/Curriculum/F-10#page=va
Disney Pixar. (2012). Monsters, Inc. Iincolnwood, Illinois: Publications international ltd.
Google. (2014). Monsters Inc Images. Retrieved 28 May, 2014, from https://www.google.com.au/search?q=monsters+inc&rlz=1C1NOOH_enAU494AU494&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GISGU_f9H8blkAWSs4CQBw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=585
Students will be formatively assessed through a variety of observational teaching strategies that relate to the lesson outcomes, students will be given feedback throughout lessons to determine their progress.
Students will be assessed at the end of the unit on their ability to describe, and discuss how they use visual conventions throughout the unit to make a pinch pot monster. Students will also be assessed on their ability to make artworks, through the use of visual conventions, techniques and processes.