1. This program begins with reviewing the senses
2. We discuss that sense we might use with a particular object
3. Together, we will draw a three-petaled, then six-petaled flower adding primary then complementary colours as we go.
4. Using the theme of the circle, students will be introduced to a Mandala and the story behind that.
5. After observing a demonstration, small groups of students will use their collected natural materials to create their own mandala.
The participant will...
- apply the creative process to create a two- and three-dimensional art work.
- use principles of elements and design when creating their art work.
- will develop an appreciation of the art and nature
- will collaborate cooperatively on a group piece of art
- will communicate meaning and understanding in their own and others' art work
National (US) Visual Arts Standards (K - HS)
VA: Cr1.1 Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
VA: Cr 2.1 Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches
VA: Cr 2.3 People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
VA: Cr 3.1 Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
VA: Cn 10.1 Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
Arts (2008): Visual Arts
D1: Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process (see pages 19–22) to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D2.1: express their feelings and ideas about works of art.
D2.2: explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and others’ art work
D3.2: demonstrate an awareness of a variety of works of art and artistic traditions from diverse communities, times, and places