Charles Mason: PhotographerMason image
 
Students examine the work of Fairbanks photographer Charles Mason and make a special humorous collage, combining multiple images they unify with charcoal gray tone techniques to simulate black and white photography.

Objectives and assessment criteria
 
Students will:
  • examine & specifically identify humor in selected works of photographer Charles Mason.
  • select at least 3 diverse images to use in a collage.
  • unify diverse black and white copied images using charcoal techniques.
  • cut and glue neatly.


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Dinosaur Texture
dinosaur Students look at many dinosaur species and then concentrate on their shapes as they draw a dinosaur. The texture on the dinosaur's body is rubbed on from texture boards. Students collage and draw a background with layers of land for the dinosaur.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:
  • practice making a contour line drawing of a dinosaur.
  • skillfully use crayons, scissors & glue.
  • use implied texture on a dinosaur with a crayon rubbing technique.
  • practice tearing paper for foreground & background in a dinosaur collage.
  • apply an art and dinosaur vocabulary.
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 Collaborative Peace

Mural No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow a book by Barbara Meislin is used for inspiration. The students create a “peace” mural by designing their own rainbow on 'puzzle pieces' and assembling into a class mural. Each student writes a wish for the world and the wishes then become part of the art.

 
Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:
  • discuss a person’s uniqueness and share personal facts in class or small group.
  • discuss ideas of ways to help the world and write a personal wish.
  • listen to teacher read No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow and sing the Peace Song.
  • properly apply marker colors on their pieces of the class “Peace Mural”.
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Trees and Beyond

Trees Students examine Van Gogh paintings of landscapes paying particular attention to near and far. They learn that size and placement of trees are important to show perspective. After learning to draw basic tree forms, students create a landscape that shows perspective using markers and oil pastels.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:
  • use the paintings of Van Gogh as motivation for an oil pastel drawing.
  • make a line drawing of the spruce tree and the birch tree with a black marker.
  • show near and far with page placement and size of trees.
  • use oil pastels and blending techniques to create new colors and enrich their drawings.
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