Toolkit

TOOLKIT: CREATE YOUR OWN GARDEN

THEME: NATURE           
SUBJECT: VISUAL ART / MUSIC
ARTIST: WINIFRED LUTZ / ROLF JULIUS
GRADE: recommended 6th-12th grade

OBJECTIVES
Students learn about gardens around the world and how they are similar and different.
Students design their own garden space for their community.
 
KEY QUESTIONS
1. What is a garden? How are gardens different around the world?
2. What does a space look like that is both urban and natural?
3. How does archeology and history play a role in Winifred Lutz’s garden?
4. How are natural history and manmade history shown in Winifred Lutz’s garden?
5. What role does sound play in a garden?
 
VISUAL REFERENCES
1. Garden Installation (on-going), (1993) by Winifred Lutz
2. Music for a Garden, (1996) by Rolf Julius
 
ACTIVITY
Design your own garden space – through drawings and models. Think about where in the community you would place your garden. Who would your garden be for? What would you invite visitors to do in your garden? What natural elements would be in your garden? What manmade elements would exist in your garden? What would you want visitors to feel in your garden?
 
BONUS
Create a sound piece for your garden. What instruments would you use? How would you create sounds that match the theme of your garden? 

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PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS and MUSIC


(9.1.6.A-9.1.12.A)
-know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities
 
(9.1.6.B-9.1.12.B)
-recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
 
(9.1.6.D-9.1.12.D)
-use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work
 
(9.1.6.E-9.1.12.E)
-demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts

 
January 1, 1997
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