Unit of Inquiry
We will learn about the elements of art and use it to create artwork. During this unit, we will learn about abstract art by using line, shape, color, texture, and form to create abstract paper sculpture art that reflects personality. We will also follow Frank Stella’s art style to do our final project.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How we express ourselves
Central Idea: The elements of art help artists communicate ideas and feelings.
1. Form-What is it like?
2. Connection-How is it linked to other things?
3. Perspective-What are the points of view?
Related Concepts: Interpretation, Texture, Form
Lines of Inquiry:
1. How artwork can be interpreted by different audiences
2. The basic Elements of Art
3. Ideas and feelings are conveyed through different styles of art
Learner Profile Attributes: Thinker & Communicator
Approaches to Learning:
C 1.2.2 Understand the ways in which images and language interact to convey ideas.
T 2.2.6 Apply existing knowledge to design new products processes, media, and technologies.
For our summative assessment, students will create abstract art by the work of Frank Stella. Students will use different elements of art to make art and use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings. Also explore different materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges.
What can you do for your child at home:
At home, it would be helpful to mention the 7 elements of art with your child. Which elements of art can you find in your home? By having these conversations at home, students will remember these key words well and student can use it flexible.