Lesson Plan

Creating Sculptures from Natural Materials

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K Robbins

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Grade Level:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Art, Civic Engagement, Community, Conservation, Design, Ecology, Landscapes, Service Learning, Textiles
Duration:
Over 3 months
Group Size:
Up to 24 (4-8 breakout groups)
Setting:
in the park
National/State Standards:
Create natural material site-specific sculpture that encourages or challenges viewers or visitors to look more closely and notice what is unique in the nature environment.
Keywords:
art, sculpture, natural environment, place based

Overview

Students will address real world issues through considering their impact on the environment, creating public site-specific art for a national historical park, integrating interdisciplinary understandings, and collaborating with a diverse group.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to independently use their learning to...

- Become stewards for the environment through developing a sense of place

- create visual arts that can impact both human and natural communities

Background

A Place-based Understanding by Design (UbD) Unit.

Materials

sketchbooks, small natural materials sculptures, drawings

Procedure

Assessment

Students will make a difference by applying what they've learned/discovered into public art piece that engages park visitors.

Park Connections

Historic Artwork collection

Vocabulary

Sense of Place, Stewardship, Public, Art, Sculpture