Each student will choose 4 elements from his/her wax museum script to incorporate into their poster. For example: the character’s face, a flag, the date of an historical battle, and a question such as “Did he have to sacrifice his life?”.
Students will pencil sketch a rough draft in pencil on 8 ½ x 11” paper using at least four techniques from art vocabulary (e.g. negative space, texture, line, contrast)
Students will pencil sketch final copy onto 11x17” poster board
Students will choose 4 colors, within one media (e.g. oil pastels, markers, colored pencils)
Students will color in final draft, and sign their artwork.
Assessment: Students share respective work in pairs with three different classmates, providing feedback for each other around the art and the meaning conveyed by the art.
The feedback will be hand-written on a form, answering three opinion questions:
Which art technique do you feel caused a striking effect on the poster?
What was a meaning making take-away for you on this poster?
What one suggestion would you offer your friend, to increase the vivid impact of the art, the meaning-making, or the understanding of the poster’s message?
Each student will make one enhancement to their artwork, as they see fit, based on the feedback.
Each student will put into their portfolio, the three feedback forms received.
Conclusion: Students will display their posters along the hallway, marquee style, to advertise the characters and stories featured in the upcoming 5th grade wax museum.
Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work
Performing, Presenting, Producing:
Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning
Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning
Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work
Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize ideas and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
I love this lesson. It allows students creativity but keeps the specifics of basic art vocabulary (line, negative space etc..) to asses students understanding of the terms you were teaching. Students can directly relate to this musical as it is very popular right now. It is simple, allowing only 4 colors to be used within one media which allows students to focus on the art terms and not all the "stuff" to create their piece.