Name of Project: Build Your Own Set
Grade Level: 5-6 year olds
School, Teacher and Classroom: The Children’s Museum of the Arts, Ian Judd
MCAD Student Presenter: Kathryn Warren
VISUAL ARTS CONTENT / STANDARDS
1. Share and describe a personal artwork.
1. Identify the elements in media arts such as image, sound, space, time, motion and sequence.
1. Identify the tools, materials and techniques from a variety of two- and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture.
1. Create original media artworks to express ideas, experiences or stories.
OVERVIEW OF PROJECT
Students will learn what a set is and the importance of a set in a story geared towards animation. The class with start off with a few examples of videos using handmade sets. After watching the example videos, the class will brainstorm story ideas. A helpful way to have better control over the excitement of the kids is to split them into groups. Each group can work on a different aspect of the set which will come together in the end. After splitting students into groups, brainstorm details for the set pieces.
“BIG IDEAS”/ ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)
Students will learn how to work in groups, collaborating together to create one large project.
Students will also be exposed to using painting and fine arts practice as a base to create media based work.
STUDENT OUTCOME OBJECTIVES
1. Creating - Students will be creating their own set of a story
2. Applying - Students will be applying their prior knowledge of storytelling
3. Understanding - Students will understand the importance of a set and how the set effects the narrative of a story
Students will need a prior understanding of the structure of a story.
LESSON PREPARATION TIMELINE
Classroom will need to be set up before class starts. Supplies will need to be gathered and set out. Make sure to have cloths or paper down on the floor to prevent from creating a mess with paint.
EXAMPLES OF ARTWORK
Depending on the amount of class time allowed for this lesson, the work may need two work days to reach completion. A successful piece will be a fully rendered and painted set prop.
Cardboard, Tape, Glue, Paint, Smocks, Brushes, Cups, Water, Scissors
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TIMING
1. Start class by showing video examples (10 minutes)
2. Show picture example of cardboard house (5 minutes)
3. Brainstorm set that will be made (10-15 minutes)
4. Make setin small groups each with an adult (1 hour)
5. Use set to make animation movie
Some problems that could be dealt with are not having enough time and having a difficult time deciding on what the set will be.
This project fits into the curriculum of CMA’s Exploring Media Class perfectly. It will be covering a large section of what this class is geared towards
The work will be shared at the end of the class with student families and museum attendants.
I will recieve feedback from some of the other teachers I am working with, along with Lynda Monick-Isenberg. I will be filming my lesson and posting it on youtube.