Discuss gift giving in general. - Why and when do we give gifts? - How do we choose the gifts we give? - What are some of their favourite gifts?
Read a gift-giving story such as Rabbit’s Gift, by George Shannon or Random Acts of Kindness, bythe Editors of Conari Press to connect with the idea of generosity.
View the brooch images and discuss the use of line, shape, pattern and emphasis in the designs.
Introduce the challenge.
Create a brooch.
Create a simple pattern.
Use colour and contrast to create emphasis.
Demonstrate technical accomplishment and creativity.
Support your ideas with evidence found in the works.
Ensure that everyone understands the challenge.
Establish success criteria with your students, for example, - design has a simple pattern - colour is bright and strong - colour and contrast create areas of emphasis - brooch in good condition
Guide students through the steps outlined in this lesson plan.
Observe students as they work.
Provide individual assistance and encouragement.
Place students in groups of about 6.
Ask them to share thoughts about the works.
During the discussion include references to: - Colour - How does the colour create contrast and emphasis? - Shape and Line – How does repetition of shape and line create pattern? - Technical Accomplishment - How does attention to detail contribute to the overall effect of the design?
Ask volunteers to share some ideas with the whole class.
Observe students as they work – thoughtful focus, discriminating, seeking more information, elaborating, experimenting
Observe students as they discuss the art works – active listening, insightful contributions, supporting ideas with evidence found in the artwork and from personal experience.
Have students reflect on their own artworks in their sketchbooks. Ask students: - What worked well in your artwork? Why? - What would you change or do differently next time? - What will it feel like to give this brooch to someone special? Why?