Blanchard Elementary Year One
Martin/Stafford- Elizabeth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- The student will be able to draw and identify various geometrical shapes and or angles.
- Students will be able to interpret artwork created by peers.
- Students will collaborate to create original, abstract artwork.
- Students will recognize mathematical elements in the artwork of others.
MGSE4.G.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
VA3.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.
VA3.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
- Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.
Pencil; sheet of paper
The facilitator will introduce the strategy of Kinetic Drawing, and will lead students to find a partner. Students should be given materials and the concept of angles and lines be introduced/reviewed:
- What does an acute angle look like?
- How does a right angle look different from an obtuse?
At any given time, the facilitator will call out certain geometric shapes for the leader of the pair to begin drawing. (obtuse, right angle, right triangle, etc.). As the students switch responsibility of being a leader, the facilitator will continue with the strategy.
After the drawings are finished, encourage partnerships to unpack the creation they have just made. Have them come up with a title based on what shapes/angles they see, and if time allows, present these drawings to the rest of the class.
You can also ask observing students to identify angles in the piece is being shown. Ask them arts integrated questions like:
- “How did the obtuse angle lead you to think this is a picture of an owl?”
- “If this really was a drawing of a cactus should we see more obtuse/acute/ or right angles?
This activity should be introduced as the activity Mirror. It will help the students grasps the concepts that they need to pay attention to details and each other. As the lesson is wrapping up, really encourage students to interpret what they or their partners have drawn, while incorporating Visual Thinking Strategies.